Tag Archives: longlines

  • June 11, 2020

    The Wild Oceans Horizon Newsletter (Issue 162, Spring 2020)

    June 11, 2020 The staff at Wild Oceans hopes you and yours are well during these unsettling times.  The pandemic restrictions have brought challenges to the way we normally do business, but we remain busier than ever and are continuing to move the ball forward for a number of our conservation initiatives.  In this spring…

  • December 06, 2019

    Press Release: Sportfishing Community Successfully Halts Expanding Longlines On The West Coast

    For Immediate Release: Sportfishing Community Successfully Halts Expanding Longlines On The West Coast November 22, 2019 – This week, in a win for the sportfishing community, the Pacific Fisheries Management Council voted to not proceed with consideration of an amendment that would authorize shallow-set longline gear in West Coast highly migratory species. “As leaders in…

  • November 13, 2019

    Diverse Coalition Supports Keeping Longlines Out of California

    24 local and national recreational leaders tell the Pacific Fishery Management Council to keep longlines out of west coast ports Next Tuesday, November 19, the Pacific Fishery Management Council is meeting in Costa Mesa, CA to revisit a plan to permit a California based longline fishery. While we all support fishing, we don’t support wasteful…

  • September 27, 2019

    Short-Sighted

    Short Sighted – NOAA’ s Push for More Longlines Jeopardizes Long-term Conservation Gains by Theresa Labriola   In the past two years, the gatekeepers of our public trust resources have been pursuing an aggressive agenda of increased exploitation that has reached the ocean. When Wilbur Ross was appointed Commerce Department Secretary, he announced a goal…

  • July 25, 2018

    No Going Back

    The National Marine Fisheries Service is questioning whether long-standing measures to minimize longline bycatch, such as time-area closures, are still needed.  The answer is most emphatically yes. No Going Back by Ken Hinman July 2018 The first meaningful action taken to reduce bycatch in the U.S. pelagic longline fisheries occurred in the year 2000 –...
  • November 03, 2016

    Pacific Council Corrects Course on Buoy Gear

    by Theresa Labriola In September, the Pacific Fishery Management Council reversed an earlier decision to postpone permitting buoy gear in the swordfish fishery in favor of more research. Changing its mind, the Council has now decided to pursue authorization because five years of research already tells us that this new, highly selective gear can catch…

  • December 29, 2015

    The Fall 2015 Wild Oceans Horizon

    In the cover story of the Fall 2015 issue of the Wild Oceans Horizon, president Ken Hinman writes about emerging threats to the Arctic Sea from global warming, which is not only melting the sea ice but opening up this fragile polar ecosystem to unregulated shipping, oil exploration and commercial fishing (The Plight of the...
  • September 01, 2015

    The Summer 2014 Wild Oceans Horizon

    Wonder what’s on the horizon for Atlantic striped bass, west coast swordfish or deep sea corals?  Check outthe latest issue of our newsletter, the Wild Oceans Horizon.  Other featured stories include our priorities for the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and Management Act, with a special Ocean View commentary by Wild Oceans President Ken Hinman.
  • November 03, 2014

    Lines Out for Bluefin

    NOAA CLOSES MORE WATERS TO LONGLINING, WILL CLOSE FISHERY IF IT REACHES BYCATCH CAP October 2014 Five years ago, when NOAA Fisheries announced they were looking for ways to limit the longline bycatch and discard of Atlantic bluefin tuna, we had some suggestions. In August 2009, Wild Oceans (then NCMC)recommended a comprehensive conservation program featuring a...