Federal Ocean Policy

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


  • Let's Keep the 'Status of the Stocks' Strong

    Each year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the agency that oversees management of the country’s ocean fishing, reports to Congress on the “status of the stocks.” It’s similar to a State of the Union address but describes the condition of the nation’s fish. Read More

  • The Small Town Boy Who Charted a New Course for Our Oceans

    As a North Carolina graduate student, Bill Hogarth remembers fishermen proudly hanging giant marlin high on the wharf at Morehead City so people could admire and photograph the prized catch. But after the crowds lost interest, it was Hogarth’s job to cut down the nearly half-ton behemoths and watch their lifeless bodies float out to sea. Read More

  • Warming Up

    Just the other day, I read another article describing how ocean waters are warming and how fish populations are moving north along the Atlantic coast. I’m sure it won't be the last. Read More


Dave Bard

Officer, Communications