Conservation

Applause For Senators Trying To Modernize CA Commercial Swordfishing

Leading recreational fishing organizations applauded Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for introducing S. 2773, the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, to phase out the use of mile-long drift gillnets in the eastern Pacific by 2020 and bring California commercial swordfishing in-line with all …
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Pacific Bluefin Will Not Be Listed Endangered In US

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) approves the decision made by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) to turn down a proposal to list Pacific bluefin tuna under the Endangered Species Act. “NOAA’s science-based decision affirms ASA’s position that international efforts are needed to conserve …