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 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
Lately, I’ve been writing about H.R. 1335, a bill that would harm U.S. fishermen, small businesses, and oceans. This legislation, which is heading to the House floor early next week for votes, would weaken the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the nation’s primary law governing management of U.S. ocean fish. Read More
Thousands of Californians are making the case to Gov. Brown that iconic and endangered species such as leatherback sea turtles and sperm whales should not be sacrificed in order to catch luxury seafood like swordfish—especially when less wasteful and more environmentally friendly alternatives exist. Read More