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US Overfishing

The Bottom Line: Five Myths About Fishing

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Lee Crockett

Few myths about the management of our nation's ocean resources are as pernicious as the allegation that the environmental community wants to "end fishing as we know it." This claim is simply untrue.

The Bottom Line: Some Promising News for Bluefin Tuna

Lee Crockett | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

For western Atlantic bluefin, which use the Gulf of Mexico's waters as their only known spawning grounds, surface longlines are a serious problem.

The Bottom Line: For New England's Fishing Fleet It's Déjà vu All Over Again

Lee Crockett | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

The tools to rein in overfishing and rebuild healthy populations have been there all along -- in the form of science-based catch limits required by the nation's top fishing law, the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

Plenty of Fish in the Sea?

Heather Tierney | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
Heather Tierney

The main culprit of fish depletion is still that we consume more fish than nature can replenish. In the end, it is only government and legislators that can help mitigate the problem.

Better Than Mayan Calendar, and Perhaps Even Less Probable: Overfishing to End in 2012

Carl Safina | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

A federal law, as amended in 2007, required all U.S. fisheries to have management plans, and catch limits that would end overfishing by 2012. And look what year it is!

Overfishing 101: Why Rebuilding Fish Populations Benefits Everyone

Lee Crockett | Posted 10.19.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

Healthy fish populations create jobs, support coastal economies, help repair damaged marine ecosystems and provide increased recreational opportunities for anglers like myself to bring home fish for my dinner table more often.

In a Sea of Despair, U.S. Fisheries Offer Reason for Hope

Matt Tinning | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green
Matt Tinning

In the midst of this sea of despair, an emerging success story stands out: the revitalization of America's fisheries.

Overfishing 101: Why Ending Overfishing Is Good for Both Fish and Fishermen Alike

Lee Crockett | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

If we rebuild all of our fish populations to healthy levels, we have indeed achieved success, for they are the foundation upon which fishing businesses and fishermen can thrive.

The End Of Overfishing?

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BOSTON — For the first time in at least a century, U.S. fishermen won't take too much of any species from the sea, one of the nation's top fishery s...