Tag Archives: conservation

  • July 18, 2013

    The Public Weighs In: Strictly Enforce the Billfish Conservation Act

    By Ken Hinman We’d like to thank the many Wild Oceans supporters who signed our petition asking the National Marine Fisheries Service to enforce the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 with a strict prohibition on the sale of marlin, sailfish and spearfish in the continental United States, allowing only a limited exemption for the local...
  • June 18, 2013

    Federal Council Approves Measure to Conserve River Herring and Shad

    On June 12th the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council placed the first-ever limits on the catch of river herring and shad in offshore waters, capping the amount that can be taken in a year by trawl netters fishing for mackerel. Individual states along the eastern seaboard have tightly restricted and in a number of cases completely...
  • June 04, 2013

    Wild Oceans Joins Virtual Conversation on the Future of the Oceans

    Wild Oceans president Ken Hinman will participate in a virtual panel dialogue on June 13th, along with three ocean colleagues, to address the critical subject: Healthy Oceans = Sustainable Planet.  The panel will dig deep into the profound challenges the oceans now face, and the public is invited to join the conversation via phone or...
  • May 03, 2013

    Menhaden Science Supports Conservation

    By Ken Hinman Are Atlantic menhaden “overfished” or not? For the most important fish in the sea, that’s not what’s most important. What matters for menhaden and other forage species is whether or not we are leaving enough fish in the water to serve their vital role in the ecosystem. And we aren’t. Even the…

  • April 04, 2013

    Fishery Council Adopts A New Plan for a Fish-Eat-Fish World

    Little fish took center stage at the Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Portland, Oregon on April 9th, when the Council voted 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 fish that are fed...
  • 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...
  • April 02, 2013

    Starving Sea Lion Pups Fill Calif. Rescue Centers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists were performing tests to determine if the problem is food availability, disease or both.  Biologists knew last spring that this year’s supply of anchovies and sardines could be limited, Boehm said.   “These two species of fish are an extremely important part of California sea lions’ diets, and females simply may not have...
  • April 01, 2013

    Fishery Council Adopts A New Plan for a Fish-Eat-Fish World

    Little fish took center stage at the Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Portland, Oregon on April 9th, when the Council voted 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 fish that are fed...
  • March 11, 2013

    Plan eyes new way to manage fisheries

    It would boost salmon by protecting fish they eat A draft ecological plan now under review could mark a subtle but significant shift in the way policymakers manage West Coast fisheries. The Fisheries Ecosystem Plan also highlights an often overlooked path to boosting the populations of salmon and other marine wildlife: protecting the small forage...