Tag Archives: Forage

  • 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...
  • 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.

  • December 12, 2012

    Protecting West Coast Forage Fish

    The Pacific Fishery Management Council moved forward with an historic Fishery Ecosystem Plan for the West Coast. The council regulates fishing in federal waters off California, Oregon and Washington, including key forage species such as sardine, mackerel, anchovy and squid. “The new plan will give greater protection to forage fish by prohibiting new fisheries for...