Caribbean Ocean Conservation

Our fact sheets in English and Spanish are easy-to-understand guides to many of the major fish issues in the Caribbean.  For more in-depth details, view our letters to policy makers, testimony and other reports. 

Research & Analysis

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  • We Can Do More to Reduce Wasted Catch, and Congress Can Help

    If fishermen had their way, the only thing on their hooks or in their nets would be what they were trying to catch: the target fish. But fishing is rarely that simple. Different kinds of fish swim together, and anyone who’s ever heard of dolphin-safe tuna knows that sometimes fishing can capture other species, such as marine mammals and birds. Read More

  • The Bottom Line

    Lee Crockett's “Overfishing 101” blog provided an authoritative primer on federal fisheries policy. It also spotlighted historic milestones and celebrated success stories. His new series, “The Bottom Line,” will continue to explore fisheries management issues, while taking on other related subjects to provide a more in-depth look at the issues facing our ocean fish. With this blog, we hope... Read More

  • Protecting Special Sites Where Fish Breed

    Protecting places where fish gather to spawn boosts healthy fish populations and improves the recovery of declining ocean species. In some spawning areas where fishing has stopped, fish have grown larger and more numerous, and their populations have expanded over a wider area, replenishing nearby fishing grounds. Read More

Media Contact

Debbie Salamone

Officer, Communications