Tag Archives: conservation

  • March 03, 2013

    Entangled: Swordfish, Turtles & More

    by Ken Hinman The Pacific Fishery Management Council recently took a pass on proposals to expand the use of drift entanglement nets off the west coast, opting instead for another year of study. I went to meetings of the federal council in Tacoma, Washington last weekend to testify in favor of phasing-out the nets entirely…

  • February 10, 2013

    Protecting the Prey Base

    Protecting the prey fish, the predator fish and fisheries that depend on them, as well as the survival of marine mammals and seabirds, is sound environmental and economic policy. It’s a win for all of us. For wild oceans and the future of fishing.

  • January 17, 2013

    NOAA Fisheries Implements International Provisions of the Shark Conservation Act

    NOAA Fisheries has stepped up measures to protect sharks from the lucrative shark fin trade. New regulations issued on January 16th to implement international provisions of the Shark Conservation Act of 2010 require the United States to identify nations whose fishing vessels catch sharks on the high seas but whose regulations are not up to...
  • January 17, 2013

    NOAA Fisheries Implements International Provisions of the Shark Conservation Act

    NOAA Fisheries has stepped up measures to protect sharks from the lucrative shark fin trade. New regulations issued on January 16th to implement international provisions of the Shark Conservation Act of 2010 require the United States to identify nations whose fishing vessels catch sharks on the high seas but whose regulations are not up to...
  • January 02, 2013

    Bring back the big fish

    By removing too many of the sea’s keystone predators. We weaken an entire tier at the top of the food chain. This may have dire biological consequences throughout the ecosystem far beyond the social. Economic and moral costs of depleted ocean fisheries

  • October 06, 2012

    United States Protects Imperiled Species: Billfish Conservation Act Becomes Law

    On October 6, 2012, President Obama signed the Billfish Conservation Act into law, effectively banning the importation of all billfish into the continental United States. The signing marks the culmination of a united undertaking by a diverse coalition of angling and conservation organizations working in cooperation with a bipartisan group of congressional champions. Although there...