New measure to improve the health of our oceans.
Ocean health in the U.S.Federal laws and regulations have set us on a path toward curbing overfishing and rebuilding depleted ocean fish populations in U.S. waters. However, the collateral damage from years of unsustainable fishing practices on habitat and wildlife, coupled with emerging threats related to global climate change, demand new measures to improve the health of our oceans.
This Thanksgiving I’m grateful for one simple act that set my life’s course. Read More
Swordfish aren’t the only animals that drift gillnets capture. This indiscriminate fishing gear, submerged below the surface of the ocean for hours at a time, inadvertently entangles and kills lots of other species, including dolphins, striped marlin, and even endangered whales and sea turtles. Read More
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... Read More