Tag Archives: fishing

Sustainable Fishing Challenges, Approaches: An Angler’s Perspective

By Coty Perry As with many other aspects of government policy, overfishing and other fishing-related environmental issues are a real problem, but it’s not clear that government intervention is the solution. Indeed, it might be one of the main drivers of overfishing. Much like drone fishing, there are serious ethical issues of interest to the average angler. There’s another commonality

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Bill Against IUU Fishing Introduced in US House

Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) have introduced the Illegal Fishing and Forced Labor Prevention Act, a comprehensive bill to end illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, expand transparency, and stop seafood fraud, while strengthening U.S. leadership on issues that threaten the oceans, consumers and human rights. A report by the International Trade Commission found that the United

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Fishermen: Apply for ROSA Advisory Council

Responsible Offshore Science Alliance

The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) is seeking applications from recreational and commercial fishermen to join its Advisory Council, which provides substantive direction and strategic guidance to the alliance. ROSA is a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance regional research and monitoring of fisheries and offshore wind interactions through collaboration and cooperation. ROSA’s work currently concentrates on the waters from

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World’s Fisheries Overfished

Ninety percent of fisheries around the world are threatened or depleted, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. This affects lives and livelihoods worldwide, particularly in the developing world. China’s aggressive expansion of fishing practices, including illegal ones, is exacerbating the problem, The New York Times reported. Read the full article here. Caption: A school of jack mackerel. (Photo Credit: Richard Ling)

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