Kendall Dix

Across the Gulf, oysters are in trouble

Across the Gulf, oysters are in trouble

[UPDATED] This original blog was posted in June 2019 before the collapse of Gulf oysters in the wake of historic flooding on the Mississippi River. That flooding led to the Bonnet Carre Spillway being opened twice in one season for the first time ever. Gulf oyster beds east of the Mississippi River were devastated along with fish and marine mammals all along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Barry's wake-up call

Hurricane Barry’s wake-up call

In the wake of Hurricane Barry, a lot of ink was spilled over whether the projections of the storm were too dire or not dire enough, whether the city of New Orleans made the right call to tell people to shelter in place, and whether we can trust the Army Corps to keep us safe.  …

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Divided we fall

An edited version of this article originally appeared on the blog of the Marine Fish Conservation Network. Advocates in the fisheries world often lament how complicated the policies are and how hard it is to explain the nuances to the general public. Well, fisheries management is extremely esoteric and opaque when you get into the …

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Senate passes lame duck fisheries bill

The United States Senate on December 17 passed S. 1520, “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017.” Kendall Dix, fisheries organizer of Gulf Restoration Network (GRN), released the following statement in response to today’s Senate floor vote.”From the beginning, GRN’s position has been that any update to the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), our nation’s landmark fisheries …

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Know Your Fisher

This article was originally published by the Marine Fish Conservation Network. As a fisheries organizer, there’s one question I get at almost every public event I’m a part of: “What is one thing that I can do to help fish and fishermen?” It’s a tough question to answer and one that I’m sure I will …

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It’s Time to Rise Up

This article originally appeared on the blog of Marine Fish Conservation Network. It was reprinted with permission. What does fisheries policy have to do with an indigenous nation’s campaign for federal recognition, a women-led grassroots organization’s fight to keep their bodies free from a dangerous isotope called tritium, the battle over water privatization taking place …

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Gulf chefs unite to condemn potential rollback of federal fisheries law

A coalition of Gulf Coast chefs and restaurant owners is calling on lawmakers to vote against a federal fisheries bill that the House is currently considering.HR 200 (or “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act”), is the reauthorization bill for the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), the law passed in 1976 that governs federal …

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