Gulf Fish Forever

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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House Votes to Gut MSA, Landmark Law that Rebuilt U.S. Fisheries

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 222-193 Wednesday to pass HR 200, the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act. This bill guts many of the core conservation measures of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), the primary federal law protecting our fisheries. This legislation now awaits a companion bill in the Senate.Gulf Restoration …

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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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Louisiana’s Garret Graves introduces red herring to federal fish bill

Last week the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources met to mark up the bills reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the federal law that manages our nation’s fisheries. “Marking up” is the process in which members of the committee debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation before it goes to the House floor to be debated and …

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Top Chef Serves Up Sustainable Seafood at GRN’s Anniversary

Chef Ryan Prewitt of Peche set a new standard for seafood in New Orleans winning two James Beard Awards in 2014: Best Chef: South and Best New Restaurant in America. On a busy Saturday night, you can find Chef Ryan whizzing around the kitchen making sure every detail is handled. From filleting giant tuna collar …

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