Will New Zealand fishermen lead the way from traditional seabird conservation measures to Hookpods?

By Ed Melvin    October 12th, 2020 Editor’s note (from source, sustainablefisheries-uw.org): This post is the first part of a two-part series aimed to bring you behind the scenes of an emerging fishery technology. The first post comes from the perspective of a scientist—it explains the Hookpod technology and its conservation benefits. The second post […]

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Mining power: EPA’s Pruitt aims to short-circuit Clean Water Act

By Jessica Hathaway  June 28, 2018, NationalFisherman.com Three days before the deadline for public comments on the proposed Pebble Mine project  in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt directed his staff to create a rule limiting the agency’s ability to regulate projects under Clean Water Act guidelines. These are the exact guidelines that commercial fishermen and […]

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Simple rules can help fishery managers cope with ecological complexity

To successfully manage fisheries, factors in the environment that affect fish — like food sources, predators and habitat — should be considered as part of a holistic management plan. That approach is gaining traction in fisheries management, but there has been no broad-scale evaluation of whether considering these ecosystem factors makes any economic sense for […]

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The Alaska Fisheries Miracle

A video made by Brad Matsen (one of our board members) and Mark Brinster to illustrate the value of documenting the past history of successful fisheries management. It includes interviews with fishermen and scientists, explaining the miracle of the Alaskan/North Pacific sustainable fisheries. A project of the the National Fisheries Conservation Center to archive stories […]

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The Law That’s Saving American Fisheries

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act: It’s a Keeper This in-depth and comprehensive look at our nation’s most important fisheries management law was the result of the combined work of several of our board members, at the request of some of the most prestigious national conservation funders. As the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act […]

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Overfishing and the Replacement of Demersal Finfish by Shellfish: An Example from the English Channel

Note: this research, and other similar findings, illustrate the fact that fish stocks do not exist in isolation, thus emphasizing the importance of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management. July 10th, 2014, by Carlotta Molfeese, Doug Beare, Jason M. Hall-Spencer, Research Article on PLOSone.org Abstract The worldwide depletion of major fish stocks through intensive industrial fishing […]

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