The Magnuson-Stevens Act: Reauthorization on the Horizon

We know that folks are focused on striped bass right now. And for good reason, given the potential approval of the Amendment 7 Public Information Document at this week’s Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission meeting. But there are potentially big changes afoot at the federal fisheries level as well, and

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Sector Separation in the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast

We welcome accountability but not at the expense of overfished stocks. Sector separation is a concept that splits the recreational sector into two groups. The charter-for-hire and party boats would be separated from the recreational private fishermen. Right now, we are all together as one sector. The call for sector

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By Tony Friedrich Originally Published Here on Fissues If you follow this blog, you probably know by now that the writers stand united against H.R. 200, the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act. We’ve written extensively about this deeply flawed legislation to make all of you aware of the bad

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