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
Oregon Conference, and a Feisty Salmon, Highlight Need for Big Picture Approach to Fisheries Management
As soon as my rod bowed, I knew I had hooked a salmon.I was fishing at the mouth of the Columbia River, a side trip from a work conference. Both that salmon on the end of my line and the conference—the 145th annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society—highlighted for me the value of a comprehensive approach to fishery management. Read More
Fisheries officials and watershed conservation groups have tallied the spring migratory runs of river herring, and in parts of southern New England, 2015 likely will go down as a particularly terrible year for these critically important forage fish. Reports from across Connecticut and Rhode Island show the number of migrating fish declining dramatically compared with recent years, leading one... Read More