Abundant fish, healthy oceans.
Advances in technology make it easier to target fish more quickly, in deeper water, and more precisely than ever before. This puts new pressures on bottom-dwelling fish that congregate and reproduce only at certain ecological hot spots along the edge of the U.S. continental shelf.More
From the Chesapeake Bay to Florida’s Gulf Coast, recreational fishing is big business for many communities along the Eastern Seaboard. In fact, more than one-third of America’s 11.8 million saltwater anglers live in the region. I count myself among them.More
Holly Binns and Chad Hanson respond to a Sept. 12, 2013 column published on Tallahasee.com.More
Leda Dunmire responds to a Sept. 8 column published in the Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier.More
(Hilton Head Island Packet) In the South Atlantic, it's time to go fish for black sea bass. Fishery managers just raised the amount that can be caught this year after news that the species has recovered from decades of overfishing.More
(Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel) Over 18 years of running Old Dixie Seafood in Boca Raton, Larry Siemsen has seen supplies of locally caught red snapper dwindle and prices double, thanks to decades of over-fishing and recent federal restrictions to help the popular fish recover.More
Here in the Gulf, ongoing work to rebuild red snapper to healthy levels is vitally important.More
The Southeast sustained tens of millions of dollars in economic losses during a five-year period because years of overfishing depleted species led to fewer recreational fishing trips, according to an analysis commissioned by the Pew Environment Group.More
There’s an old saying that a penny saved is a penny earned. This sound financial advice is equally true for management of U.S. ocean fish resources. As I’ve said before, conserving our ocean fish populations is a prudent economic investment. The converse is also true: Overfishing is bad economic policy. More
Recreational fishermen heading to the Gulf of Mexico face a conundrum if they want to hook a red snapper.More
(fishnewseu.com) Friday's decision by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, to allow limited red snapper fishing in the South Atlantic after a two-and-a-half year moratorium, has garnered the support of an environmental NGO.More
(WABE) For more than two years now, there’s been a moratorium on Red Snapper Fishing off the Southeast coast. But it appears anglers will soon be able to fish the species once again.More
(News-Journal) A brief red snapper fishing season is expected to begin in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast later this year, ending a two-year federal ban and giving fishermen hope for catching more snapper in years to come.More
(TC Palm) During a weekend in the not too distant future, the red snapper derby will begin.More
Holly Binns, a project director for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s vote to allow limited red snapper fishing in the South Atlantic from North Carolina to Florida.More
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