Federal Ocean Policy

View a selection of our press releases, opinion articles and media coverage here.


  • A Good Move for Menhaden

    Coastal business owners, birders, and bass fishermen from Florida to Maine got good news May 5, with a big vote on the little fish called Atlantic menhaden. Read More

  • U.S. Fish and Fishermen Deserve a Better Bill

    On April 30, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources debated and voted on a shortsighted bill, H.R. 1335, which would amend the nation’s primary ocean fisheries law. Several fishermen who traveled to Capitol Hill to voice concerns about weakening the law joined me and dozens of others in a standing-room-only crowd. Read More

  • A Bad Bill for Fish and Fishermen

    The House Committee on Natural Resources is scheduled to vote April 30 on a shortsighted fisheries bill. H.R. 1335 is intended to update the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the nearly 40-year-old law that governs management of our ocean fish, but it would undercut efforts to rebuild depleted fish populations in several significant ways. Read More


Dave Bard

Officer, Communications