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Lines Out for Bluefin

11/03/14 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 ..read more

Saving Striped Bass…Again!

09/18/14 WILD OCEANS SUPPORTS NEW CONSERVATION MEASURES September 19, 2014  “Probably no near-shore fish arouses so much emotion as striped bass,” says writer Dick Russell in his book Striper Wars, recalling the long battle to save a fish he calls “the aquatic equivalent of the American bald eagle.”  The striper’s..read more

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Protecting the Mid-Atlantic’s Coral Canyons

11/10/14 PLAN UNDERWAY TO SAFEGUARD DEEP SEA CORAL HABITATS   by Pam Lyons Gromen In the Summer 2014 issue of the Wild Oceans Horizon, we reported on recent discoveries of coral communities in the cold, dark waters of the Atlantic's offshore canyons, and the efforts of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council t..read more

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

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250 Million More Menhaden In 2014

09/25/14 MENHADEN CONSERVATION MEASURES LEAVE MORE PREY IN THE WATER TO SUSTAIN PREDATORS   250 million menhaden!  That's the estimated number of these vital forage fish left in the water in 2013 to feed Atlantic striped bass, bluefin tuna, osprey, whales and myriad other marine animals, because of a new east coast me..read more

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

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