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
On Wednesday, Sept. 2, more than 600 people packed a theater at Boston’s New England Aquarium to hear about the need to protect two of the region’s ocean treasures: Cashes Ledge and the coral canyons and seamounts area. Read More
In the late 1990s, the collapse of West Coast groundfish, which include more than 90 species of mostly bottom-dwelling fish, caused economic upheaval for communities up and down the Pacific Coast and led the federal government in 2000 to declare a disaster in the fishery. Yet, in a roundabout way, the rapid decline in groundfish numbers opened new opportunities for an entrepreneur with a product... Read More
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