Our fact sheets are easy-to-understand guides to many of the major fish issues in U.S. Oceans. For more in-depth details, view our letters to policy makers, testimony and other reports.
Research & Analysis
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
On Jan. 30, the New England Fishery Management Council is expected to vote on a measure that will protect deep-sea coral from fishing gear-related damage. Scientist Sandra Brooke advised the South and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, which have already taken such steps. Read More
The adage “if you build it, they will come” rings true when it comes to improving the way we catch swordfish on the West Coast. In recent months, a surge of California fishermen have applied for permits to catch swordfish using deep-set buoy gear, which is far less destructive to whales, sea turtles, and porpoises than drift gillnets—the prevailing fishing method for this... Read More