Press Releases

  • December 05, 2017

    ‘Natural Living’ Magazine Picks Top Environmental Non-Profits

    WILD OCEANS NAMED ONE OF BEST NONPROFITS FOR DONATIONS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WATERFORD, VIRGINIA – Wild Oceans, a 45-year old organization dedicated to keeping the oceans wild to preserve the future of fishing, was just selected as one of the 12 Best Environmental Nonprofits to Donate to this Holiday Season by Garden Collage Magazine, a…

  • February 16, 2017

    A Bill to Bolster Billfish Conservation

    SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO PROTECT BILLFISH Amendment Clarifies Intent of 2012 Conservation Act  February 16, 2017. A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation yesterday to amend the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012, making it clear that the original intent of the BCA was to prohibit sales of any marlin, spearfish or sailfish in the mainland…

  • February 01, 2017

    The People’s Choice for Menhaden

    On February 1st, the Atlantic Menhaden Management Board met in Alexandria, Virginia to review public comment on an array of options for changing the way we manage what is perhaps the most important forage fish on the east coast, and to decide which options will go forward as part of Draft Amendment 3 later this…

  • August 10, 2015

    Wild Oceans Releases “Resource Sharing”

    New Paper Outlines a More Natural Way to Fish in Wild Oceans To sustain life in the ocean while at the same time ensuring a healthy future for fishing at sea, we need to fish as part of the natural system, as one among many predators, argues a new white paper released today by the…

  • March 19, 2014

    Pacific Council Makes Plans to Phase-Out Drift Nets

    Pacific Council Makes Plans to Phase-Out Drift Nets The Pacific Fishery Management Council, at its March meeting in Sacramento, Calif., took several steps toward developing a “comprehensive plan” for moving away from the use of drift gill nets to catch swordfish in favor of more “environmentally and economically sustainable” types of gear.  The council restated...
  • November 01, 2013

    Commission Votes for More Striped Bass Conservation

    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted this week to develop management options for reducing fishing pressure on striped bass beginning with the 2015 season. The action by the 15-state commission came in response to a new assessment of the coastal striper stock, presented at the ASMFC’s Annual Meeting October 29 on St. Simons Island,…

  • October 03, 2013

    BCA Closer to Complete Ban on US Mainland Billfish Sales

    When the Billfish Conservation Act (BCA) was signed into US law nearly a year ago, conservationists worldwide cheered that the globe’s largest market for imported marlin, sailfish, and spearfish would soon be closed. Although the challenge of getting a bill passed through the legislative process was won, there is still work to be done to make sure the BCA will be properly enacted. Last Thursday, on September 26, 2013,Wild Oceansand the International Game Fish Association

  • July 01, 2013

    5-Year Plan Offers Promising Future for Mid-Atlantic Fisheries

    Tell the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council that You Support Their Commitment to Ocean Stewardship! The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is seeking public comment on a draft strategic plan that outlines the Council’s vision, mission and strategic goals for 5 years spanning 2014 through 2018.  Developed from extensive stakeholder outreach and feedback over the last two...
  • April 03, 2013

    Fishery Council Undertakes New Plan for a Fish-Eat-Fish World

    Little fish will take center stage at the Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Portland, Oregon next week. On April 9th, the Council will vote whether to take fisheries management in a new direction – one that takes into account the overall health of the California Current ecosystem, starting with protection of the small bait...