Fisheries Currents

Science news from the American Fisheries Society Issue 2, April 2006 Welcome to the second edition of Fisheries Currents, a digest of newsmaking fisheries science articles from the journals of the American Fisheries Society. Each issue, highlighted articles

The Exhausted Sea

Good fish managers, like good parents, eventually learn that one of the kindest words they can utter is "no." The Exhausted Sea (from Audubon) By Ted Williams The year is 1965, circa July 4. Rocked by gentle swells on a glassy sea, Robbie Troup and I are fishing

Fisheries Regulators Choose Short-term Economic Interest Over Species Survival

Washington, DC, August 22, 2008 − Today the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Horseshoe Crab Management Board once again failed to take the necessary action of approving a moratorium on horseshoe crab fishing in key states. In doing so, they acquiesced to the short-term

125 scientists from 27 countries call for end to commercial overfishing subsidies

May 24, 2007 Director-General Pascal Lamy World Trade Organization Centre William Rappard Rue de Lausanne 154 CH-1211 Geneva 21 Switzerland Dear Director-General Lamy: As members of the international science community, we write to you with our grave concern

Congress Passes Landmark Fisheries Law

Significant changes approved for U.S. fisheries management system Alexandria, VA - December 11, 2006 - In a last minute effort, Congress approved the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Sustainable Fisheries Act on December 9, 2007. The Act,

Sportfishing Coalition Lauds Improvements to Fisheries Bill by House Resources Committee

WASHINGTON  A coalition of leading recreational angling and conservation organizations welcomed today's action in the U.S. House of Representatives to advance an update of the country's most important marine fisheries law. The House Resources

Do We Need Saltwater Licenses?

Do We Need Saltwater Licenses? Only if we want the power to influence fisheries management BY TED WILLIAMS (FLY ROD & REEL APRIL 2005) The editor of this magazine dropped by for dinner and to talk about an article he wanted on why coastal states need saltwater