New England Ocean Conservation

Fishing in New England is undergoing an incredible transition and it took a lot to get here. Read the polls, case studies and reports that helped us arrive at this sea change - See more at: http://www.pewenvironment.org/campaigns/conserving-new-england-fish/id/8589940498/resources#sthash.8kFxAk8D.dpuf
Fishing in New England is undergoing an incredible transition and it took a lot to get here. Read the polls, case studies and reports that helped us arrive at this sea change - See more at: http://www.pewenvironment.org/campaigns/conserving-new-england-fish/id/8589940498/resources#sthash.8kFxAk8D.dpuf
Fishing in New England is undergoing an incredible transition and it took a lot to get here. Read the polls, case studies and reports that helped us arrive at this sea change.

Research & Analysis

  • Federal Managers Should Act to Reverse Decline of Vital Coastal Fish

    Every spring, as part of an annual migration, river herring and shad on the East Coast leave the ocean and run up rivers to spawn. At sea, river herring and shad are food for valuable commercial species, including tuna and cod, as well as whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals. And in rivers, their spawning runs attract not only eagles, osprey, and striped bass but also recreational anglers. Read More

  • Atlantic Herring on Fishery Managers’ Agenda

    In the coming months, the New England Fishery Management Council will make big decisions about Atlantic herring—a key source of food for many of the region’s popular marine species, including cod, striped bass, puffins, bluefin tuna, and humpback whales—and your voice will be essential to ensuring that the council makes the best choices for the health of our wildlife and coastal... Read More

  • New England Fishery Council Votes to Protect Deep-Sea Corals

    Less than 100 miles off the New England coast, the seafloor begins to drop steeply, transitioning to a rich deep-sea ecosystem that supports a diverse array of marine life. Slow-growing corals are the vital foundation of that productive offshore habitat—and today the New England Fishery Management Council passed a measure to protect more than 25,000 square miles of the deep-sea floor from... Read More