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  • September 14, 2022

    Commission Seeks Input on Atlantic Menhaden Allocation

    The public comment period has closed.  The ASMFC Atlantic Menhaden Management Board is scheduled to meet on November 9 to select final options and consider final approval of Addendum 1.  Thank you for your support! Voice Your Support for Options that Best Conserve Menhaden The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC)  is seeking public input...
  • August 31, 2022

    Islesboro Event Highlights Wild Oceans’ History

    On July 31st, I traveled to Islesboro, Maine for an opportunity to share our organization’s story with local residents.  At the invitation of Wild Oceans Co-Chairs Peter Truslow and Stephanie Choate Oppenheimer, along with fellow board member Tim Chaote, who all reside on the island in the summer, former Wild Oceans President and current board...
  • July 12, 2022

    Press Release: Wild Oceans Welcomes IGFA to Kona Project

    July 12, 2022 Wild Oceans welcomes the International Game Fish Association into collaborative Kona Billfish Nursery Project With a track record of successfully working together on billfish conservation going back decades with efforts such as the Take Marlin Off the Menu campaign and the passage of the Billfish Conservation Act,  Wild Oceans is excited to...
  • June 17, 2022

    The Wild Oceans Horizon Newsletter (Issue 168, Spring 2022)

    June 17, 2022 Spring is nearing an end, and it sure has been a busy one! Our Kona Project research team collected over 12,000 occurrences of Pacific billfish larvae from scientific literature. Their work so far clearly shows the significance of the coastal and offshore waters surrounding Hawaii for billfish spawning. In our feature story...
  • May 27, 2022

    Billfish Life Cycle: Unraveling the Mystery

    Billfish, a family of fishes that includes marlin, sailfish and spearfish, are as mysterious as they are majestic.  Sadly, they are also among the most threatened fish in the ocean as a result of decades of overfishing by commercial fleets on the high seas.  Wild Oceans has been dedicated to "Bringing Back the Big Fish"...
  • March 07, 2022

    PRESS RELEASE: NEW HOPE FOR BILLFISH IN THE PACIFIC

    March 7, 2022 A New Effort to Better Understand and Protect Depleted Billfish Stocks Launches in the Pacific With nearly fifty years experience working to conserve large open-ocean predators, Wild Oceans (formerly the National Coalition for Marine Conservation) has just launched an exciting new effort to protect billfish in the Pacific Ocean.  The Wild Oceans…

  • February 25, 2022

    A Respite for Mako

    February 24, 2022 A Respite for Mako ICCAT INITIATES 2-YEAR RETENTION BAN In November, after more than a decade of warning about the vulnerability and decline of North Atlantic shortfin mako shark, international managers banned the retention of all shortfin mako sharks for two years. International scientists have advised that a moratorium is the most...
  • December 04, 2021

    Ocean View: Building on MSA for a Resilient Fisheries Future

    by Rob Kramer, Wild Oceans President Few organizations involved in marine fisheries management in the United States can say that they have been there from the beginning. But that is indeed the case with Wild Oceans. Wild Oceans was founded in 1973 in response to the drafting of the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of...
  • August 12, 2021

    Executive Order Tackles Resiliency

    August 12, 2021 Preserving Fishing Opportunities While Protecting the Ocean Ecosystem Earlier this year, President Biden issued Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. Importantly, the Order includes provisions to help protect our ocean ecosystems and future fishing opportunities. By proposing new or strengthening existing management and conservation measures, the Order...