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Entries by Lee Crockett from 03/2012

The Bottom Line: Shifting Gears in the Gulf

| Posted 03.11.2012 | Green

For decades, fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico have used surface longlines to catch swordfish and yellowfin tuna, a method catches and kills large numbers of rare and endangered ocean wildlife, which are usually thrown overboard dead or dying.

The Bottom Line: How Investing in Our Fisheries Pays Off

| Posted 03.21.2012 | Green

Sometimes, an idea comes forward in Washington that actually brings together people who normally disagree. The Fisheries Investment and Regulatory Relief Act (FIRRA) of 2012 does that and more.

The Bottom Line: Little Fish, Big Fishery

| Posted 03.28.2012 | Green

Giving river herring the protection they require and implementing appropriate management practices can ensure that populations of alewives and bluebacks, and the ecosystems they support, will remain healthy for generations.