Tag Archives: fisheries

  • June 28, 2016

    This is How the Government is Preparing for Climate Change

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) just took a huge step in preparing our ocean, fisheries and coastal communities for climate change. This type of foresight and required coordination is difficult, and hasn’t happened as often as it should in the past. The Western Regional Action Plan (WRAP) lays out why and how NFMS will…

  • October 06, 2015

    Unfinished Business

    “There are still threats to big fish that need our attention” By Ken Hinman In this summer’s edition of the Wild Oceans Horizon, I wrote about the tremendous progress we’ve made securing measures to save big fish from indiscriminate fishing and aid in the recovery of billfish, bluefin tuna and oceanic sharks. Today, large areas…

  • June 11, 2015

    Slow Down on Changes to Fisheries Law

    “We Need Wisdom and Time to Understand the Best Way to Improve the Magnuson Act” By Ken Hinman “Nothing fails like success, because we don’t learn from it.  We learn only from failure.” – Kenneth Boulding, economist The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 has been a success. The number of overfished stocks…

  • 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...