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 edition of the Wild Oceans Horizon, President Rob Kramer explains how we have adapted to achieve our planned goals for 2020.
Bringing Back the Big Fish – tunas, billfish, sharks and swordfish – has been a major focus of our organization since we were founded in 1973. This spring, big fish in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic were dealt a major blow when NOAA Fisheries announced it would reopen areas closed to longlining that had been implemented to minimize bycatch. We are continuing to fight this short-sighted decision. Read more about it in our feature story, Trouble for Atlantic Bluefin.
Here is the complete list of stories in our Spring 2020 Wild Oceans Horizon:
- TROUBLE FOR ATLANTIC BLUEFIN
- OCEAN VIEW: ADAPTING TO COVID-19 CHALLENGES
- KICK’EM WHILE THEY’RE DOWN (PACIFIC SARDINE)
- BALANCING ACT: MONITORING FISHERIES DURING A PANDEMIC
- FLORIDA FORAGE FISH COALITION SCIENCE CORNER
- TURNING THE TIDE: WILD OCEANS NEWS AND ACTIVITIES
- COMMISSION POISED TO LINK MENHADEN MANAGEMENT TO STRIPED BASS
In gratitude for your continued support,
Pam Lyons Gromen, Executive Director and Editor