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Menhaden Numbers Are In And The News Is Good

05/12/14 NEW CONSERVATION RULES LEAVE MORE FISH IN THE WATER   The 2013 menhaden fishing season was a banner year - for Atlantic menhaden and the many marine animals that live off them. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission reports that landings of Atlantic menhaden last year were 25% below the tota..read more

Pacific Council Makes Plans to Phase-Out Drift Nets

03/24/14 Pacific Council Makes Plans to Phase-Out Drift Nets The Pacific Fishery Management Council, at its March meeting in Sacramento, Calif., took several steps toward developing a “comprehensive plan” for moving away from the use of drift gill nets to catch swordfish in favor of more “environmentally and economically..read more

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The Other World Cup

07/15/14 STEPHANIE CHOATE CELEBRATES HER INDEPENDENCE BY WINNING THE WORLD BLUE MARLIN CHAMPIONSHIP   By Stephanie Choate I came to Kona, Hawaii with the understanding that it had fish - and big fish at that.  I had previously fished the World Cup in Cape Verde and Madeira, but I never saw a fish over 500 poun..read more

Mid-Atlantic Council Strengthens River Herring & Shad Protections for 2015

06/19/14 By Pam Lyons Gromen - I have good news from Freehold, New Jersey where the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council met last week from June 10-12.  The Council’s newly-formed River Herring & Shad Committee significantly reduced the allowable bycatch of imperiled blueback herring, alewives and shad for the 2015..read more

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BCA Closer to Complete Ban on US Mainland Billfish Sales

10/03/13 October 3, 2013 When the Billfish Conservation Act (BCA) was signed into US law nearly a year ago, conservationists worldwide cheered that the globe’s largest market for imported marlin, sailfish, and spearfish would soon be closed. Although the challenge of getting a bill passed through the legislative process wa..read more

Fishery Council Adopts A New Plan for a Fish-Eat-Fish World

04/13/13 Little fish took center stage at the Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Portland, Oregon on April 9th, when the Council voted to take fisheries management in a new direction – one that takes into account the overall health of the California Current ecosystem, starting with protection of the small bait fish..read more

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