Fisheries Management

Herring Hearsay

(from current issue of FR&R)

Herring Hearsay

In what should be America’s most important river-herring refuge, superstition suppresses these imperiled fish.

by Ted Williams

This from Albion Goodwin of Pembroke, Maine—governor-appointed fish-and-wildlife advisor

Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association Vacates Bi-State "Visioning" Process

Oregon City, OR – Citing a shift from the original intent of the process among a long list of other concerns, the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association has elected to leave the bi-state “visioning process” that was developed by the Oregon and Washington Departments of Fish

Sportfishing and Boating Community Honors Steadfast Supporter

Norm Dicks of Washington state recognized for support of nation's natural resources
June 4, 2008, Alexandria, VA - On Tuesday, June 3, 2008, Representative Norm Dicks (D-WA), a life-long supporter of conservation efforts, was honored during an evening reception in the Senate Caucus

NOAA Outlines Annual Catch Limits to End Overfishing

Public comments on new NOAA plan are open until September 8.

Saving Stripers

Stripers Forever members - recently the ASMFC - the interstate fishery commission responsible for managing striped bass - invited public comments on its next 5 year strategic plan. We submitted the following comments.

Brad Burns

The board of directors of Stripers Forever, a nonprofit corporation


Report from Restore America's Estuaries and The Ocean Foundation Shows High Economic Value of Coasts and Estuaries at Jeopardy Without Restoration and Protection
WASHINGTON (May 21, 2008) - At the National Press Club today Jeff Benoit, President of Restore America Estuaries and Dr. Linwood

Herring Hearsay

  • By: Ted Williams

In what should be America's most important river-herring refuge, superstition suppresses these imperiled fish.


In February 2008 the National Marine Fisheries Service issued what they call a "Guidance" for salmon harvest management to the Pacific Fishery Management Council. The purpose is to execute commercial fisheries in a benign way so that at risk populations, especially those listed as

Collapse of Bluefin Tuna in the Western Atlantic

Thanks to my friend Carl Safina for allowing us to reproduce this fine report.

The Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus