Lee CrocketLee 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 to continue these informative discussions, cut through the rhetoric, and encourage more people to take an interest in ocean fish conservation.

The Bottom Line Series

  • 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

  • Planning for Good Days Ahead

    As a fly-fishing and light tackle guide based on Long Island, New York, Captain David Blinken always plans ahead. To choose the right gear, fishing spot, and timing for a trip, he checks the wind, water temperature, and tides. Blinken’s clients benefit from his experience, skills, and judgment, honed by years of working on the water. Read More


Christine Fletcher

Officer, Communications