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New White Paper on Resource Sharing

08/03/15 RESOURCE SHARING:  The Berkeley Criterion   On August 10th Wild Oceans will release a “white paper” entitled Resource Sharing: The Berkeley Criterion, written by president Ken Hinman. It describes what he believes to be a more balanced, more natural and far wiser alternative to our present way of managing..read more

The Spring 2015 Wild Oceans Horizon

06/16/15 Spring was a busy season for Wild Oceans staff!   Read the Travel Log in the latest issue of our newsletter, the Wild Oceans Horizon to find out where we have been this season to fight for the fish.  Also, find out why the west coast sardine fishery closed, and how this closure is linked to our work to protect unmana..read more

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Slow Down on Changes to Fisheries Law

06/11/15   We Need Wisdom and Time to Understand the Best Way to Improve the Magnuson Act   By Ken Hinman "Nothing fails like success, because we don't learn from it.  We learn only from failure." - Kenneth Boulding, economist The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 has been a suc..read more

Menhaden Bait and Switch

04/29/15   WILL THE ASMFC SNATCH DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY?   By Ken Hinman [On Tuesday, May 5, a 15-state ASMFC Menhaden Management Board will decide the next steps in conserving “the most important fish in the sea,” based on the latest stock assessment; that is, whether to continue toward an ecosys..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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