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New management could be coming to East Coast herring fishery

Federal fishing regulators are considering a host of alternatives about new ways to manage the herring fishery. Atlantic herring is a major industrial fishery on the East Coast, with fishermen … Click to Continue »

New Tool for Anglers Takes Fisheries Management Back-to-Basics

The Marine Fish Conservation Network has launched a new online resource created for anglers, providing “clear, reliable news and opinions about fisheries management in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.” Fissues.org aims to inform and engage anglers in fisheries management and conservation issues. Read more … more ?

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Salmon Fisheries Set for 2017

The state's fishing seasons, developed by the WDFW and treaty tribal co-managers, were finalized during the Pacific Fishery Management Council's meeting. This post Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Salmon Fisheries Set for 2017 appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Members Introduce Bill to Enhance Recreational Fisheries Management

On April 6, Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Member Congressman Garret Graves, along with CSC Co-Chair Congressman Gene Green, CSC Member Congressman Rob Wittman and Congressman Daniel Webster introduced essential legislation that...Show More Summary

CSC Members Introduce Bill to Enhance Recreational Fisheries Management

The "Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017" will provide much-needed modifications to the way the NMFS approaches management. This post CSC Members Introduce Bill to Enhance Recreational Fisheries Management appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Comparing Mine Management in B.C. and Alaska is Embarrassing (and Explains Why Alaskans Are So Mad)

Alaskans tired of living under the threat of B.C.’s poorly regulated mines are taking the matter to the state’s House Fisheries Committee in an effort to escalate an international response to ongoing issues such as the slow leakage of acidic waste from the deserted Tulsequah Chief Mine in northwest B.C. Show More Summary

Golden shiners at center of bait debate in Minnesota

A live bait favored by winter walleye anglers is at the center of an escalating policy dispute between bait shops blocked from importing the minnows and fisheries managers who say … Click to Continue »

American Sportfishing Association Joins NC Sound Economy Coalition

Effort focuses on improving coastal fisheries conservation and management Alexandria, Va. – April 3, 2017 – The American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) Board of Directors voted in favor of supporting the NC Sound Economy initiative at their spring meeting in late March. Show More Summary

Tackling resilience: Finding order in chaos to help buffer against climate change

(University of Washington) A new paper by the University of Washington and NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center aims to provide clarity among scientists, resource managers and planners on what ecological resilience means and how it can be achieved.

Crescent Lake WMA a quality bullhead fishery

LINCOLN, Neb. – Panhandle anglers have a quality bullhead fishery in Crescent Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Nebraska Game and Parks Commission fisheries biologists recently conducted a fish survey at the lake and collected “several hundred bullheads per frame net,” according to northwest district biologist Joe Rydell. Show More Summary

Plan to save New England shrimp fishery will go to public

The public will have a chance to comment on a plan to change the way New England's shuttered shrimp fishery is managed with an eye toward saving it. The regulatory … Click to Continue »

Recreational Fishing Industry Thanks Florida Governor Scott for Regional Fishery Management Nominations

March 15, 2017 – Alexandria, Va. – The American Sportfishing Association and its Florida advocacy arm, Keep Florida Fishing®, today praised Florida Governor Rick Scott for his recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce for appointments...Show More Summary

Anomalous ocean conditions in 2015 may bode poorly for juvenile Chinook salmon survival

Fisheries managers have been predicting a slightly below-average run of spring Chinook salmon on the Columbia River this year but a newly published suggests that it may be worse.

Identifying potential consequences of natural perturbations and management decisions on a coastal fishery social-ecological system using qualitative loop analysis

Managing for sustainable development and resource extraction requires an understanding of the feedbacks between ecosystems and humans. These feedbacks are part of complex social-ecological systems (SES), in which resources, actors, and governance systems interact to produce outcomes across these component parts. Show More Summary

The importance of being NOAA

Did you look at the weather before you left the house today? NOAA provided that data. Do you eat salmon, shellfish or even McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish? NOAA works with fisheries to manage these resources so you can eat safe seafood tonight and tomorrow too. Did you turn on the light in your house? NOAA provides the […]

Wilbur Ross sworn in as Commerce secretary

Ross, 79, will promote American business interests in the U.S. and abroad. He'll oversee agencies that manage fisheries, weather forecasting and the Census. Continue reading ? The post Wilbur Ross sworn in as Commerce secretary appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Washington: Initial Fishing Season for Columbia River Spring Chinook

Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon today approved an initial sport fishery for spring chinook salmon on the lower Columbia River. This post Washington: Initial Fishing Season for Columbia River Spring Chinook appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Smart reforms key to global fish recovery, even with climate change

(VVH Consulting) New research finds that climate change will cause dramatic impacts in the world's fisheries, but with effective management most fisheries could yield more fish and more prosperity, even with a changing climate. Relative...Show More Summary

A Time to Build & Refit

The aging Pacific Northwest fishing fleet is either undergoing or about to undergo a long-overdo upgrade, judging by a major economic report commissioned by the Port of Seattle. Fisheries managers, seafood suppliers, yards and the supply chain…

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