Pacific Ocean Conservation

Our fact sheets and other materials are easy-to-understand guides to many of the major fishery issues along the U.S. West Coast. For more in-depth details, view our letters to policy makers, testimony, and other reports.

Research & Analysis

  • 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

  • Forage Fish Fuel Tuna’s High-Octane Diet

    Northern Pacific albacore are small but mighty tuna. They make epic journeys every year, cruising between Japan and the United States. They’re fast, too. Their fins fold down into grooves on their sides, turning them into silver bullets that can easily reach 50 miles per hour. 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

Media Contact

Erik Robinson

Officer, Communications