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  • Proposed environmental rules for fishery management officially withdrawn
    Proposed environmental rules for fishery management officially withdrawn
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NFMS) is officially withdrawing its proposed rules regarding the Environmental Review Process for Fishery Management Actions. NMFS, part of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration at the U.S....
  • Obama's executive orders on oceans not sitting well with some
    Obama's executive orders on oceans not sitting well with some
    In response to Obama's executive orders yesterday to the State Department “Our Ocean” conference; House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings made his own statement on what he considers a overreaching executive action....
  • Revised conflict of interest form proposed for fishery management councils
    Revised conflict of interest form proposed for fishery management councils
    Members of regional fishery management councils will likely have to complete a revised form to guard against conflicts of interest. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is unveiling a proposed revision to the Statement of...
  • Magnuson-Stevens Act and the history of the first fishery disaster
    Magnuson-Stevens Act and the history of the first fishery disaster
    The current brings in upwellings of cold, nutrient rich water from the ocean. These rich waters account for many species of groundfish, anchovies, and sardines, which feed tuna, marlin, and salmon and large quantities of krill, the staple food for...
  • Lion Fish
    Which fish is legal today? A dilemma of regulation
    If you follow fishery management carefully you realize that the rules and regulations change quickly and it can be confusing to know just what fish are legal during your fishing trip. This issue is bad enough for an ordinary angler that only has...
  • Mussels monitor Georgia waters for the fisherman
    Mussels monitor Georgia waters for the fisherman
    Freshwater Mollusks, Unionids, also called fluviatile mollusks, they have become the most imperiled group of animals due to the polluted and wastewater that is dumped into the rivers annually, 13 species are listed in the Endangered Species Act as...
  • Fishing
    What are the fishing laws like in your area?
    I was sent the following email and decided to pass it along to all of you:Comprehensive Fishery Management Plan for Feeding People and Limiting Waste My name is Chris McCaffity. I am a commercial fisherman who has been offering simple solutions...