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  • 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...
  • March 23, 2021

    Rebuild the Bass

    03/23/2021 We Need to Rebuild Striped Bass, Not Move the Goal Posts The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) is seeking public input on potential changes to the Atlantic Striped Bass Interstate Fishery Management Plan (ISFMP).  Ten issues are presented in a Public Information Document (PID) for what will be Amendment 7 to the plan. ...
  • January 07, 2021

    Wild Oceans Sets New 5-Year Course

    01/06/2021 Wild Oceans has kicked off the new year with a new 5-year strategic plan to guide us into the future.  The plan outlines clear and measurable goals, objectives and strategies for four priority conservation areas: 1) Large Marine Fish Conservation, 2) Sustainable Fishing Practices, 3) Ecosystems, and 4) Climate Change. Prior to initiating the…

  • December 12, 2020

    Bipartisan Bill Phases Out Drift Gillnets

    Update: You might have heard that the federal legislation to end the use of drift gillnets in US waters received a Presidential Veto on New Year’s Day. But, Senator Feinstein, the lead sponsor of the legislation, has promised to have the final word and reintroduce this legislation on the first day of the new Congress!…

  • November 12, 2020

    Protect Our Oceans From Destructive Fishing Gear

    12/10/2020: Victory Update!  The U.S. House of Representatives passed  The Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act.  The Senate passed the bill unanimously in July, and now it heads to the President’s desk for his signature.  Read more here. 11/12/2020 This November, we have a chance to end the use of destructive drift gillnets in our...
  • September 30, 2020

    Wild Oceans Joins World Climate Change Statement

    “It is time to acknowledge the urgent need to act to address climate change. Delaying action to control greenhouse gas emissions is not an option if humankind wishes to conserve the aquatic
    resources and environmental safety of the world.”

  • August 08, 2020

    We’ve Moved the Line for Menhaden

    08/08/2020 On August 5th, Atlantic menhaden management reached a critical milestone.  The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Atlantic Menhaden Management Board voted unanimously to adopt ecological reference points (ERPs) that will be used to set annual catch levels for the Atlantic coast.  With so many predators – from bluefish and striped bass to ospreys...
  • July 13, 2020

    The Vote is On for Atlantic Menhaden ERPs – Weigh In!

    Update! 08/05/2020 Ecological Reference Points for Atlantic Menhaden, reference points that account for menhaden’s role as a forage fish, have just been unanimously adopted by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. This is a big win for menhaden predators, one that would not have been possible without the work of many dedicated organizations and individuals….

  • June 11, 2020

    The Wild Oceans Horizon Newsletter (Issue 162, Spring 2020)

    June 11, 2020 The staff at Wild Oceans hopes you and yours are well during these unsettling times.  The pandemic restrictions have brought challenges to the way we normally do business, but we remain busier than ever and are continuing to move the ball forward for a number of our conservation initiatives.  In this spring…