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Wild Oceans

Our Projects for Keeping the Oceans Wild

  • project-img1 Bring Back the Big Fish
  • project-img2 Protect the Prey Base
  • WildOcean_HealthyOceans Preserve Healthy Oceans
  • project-img3 Better Polices, Better Fishing
  • WildOcean_TMOTM(2) Take Marlin Off the Menu

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The Summer 2015 Wild Oceans Horizon

09/01/15 In the Summer 2015 issue of the Wild Oceans Horizon, president Ken Hinman recaps 17 years of progress in reducing wasteful longline bycatch and in promoting sustainable fishing methods for swordfish and tuna.  Theresa Labriola, West Coast Fisheries Project Director, makes the case for why California should take its dr..read more

Wild Oceans Releases “Resource Sharing”

08/10/15 New Paper Outlines a More Natural Way to Fish in Wild Oceans To sustain life in the ocean while at the same time ensuring a healthy future for fishing at sea, we need to fish as part of the natural system, as one among many predators, argues a new white paper released today by the conservation group Wild Oceans. ..read more

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Mid-Atlantic Moves to Safeguard Unprotected Forage Base

10/22/15 Scoping Reveals Emerging Forage Fisheries [caption id="attachment_2591" align="alignright" width="300"] U.S. landings of chub mackerel, an unmanaged forage fish in the Mid-Atlantic, jumped from 63,000 pounds in 2012 to over 4.3 million pounds in 2013.[/caption] By Pam Lyons Gromen At the October 7th meeting of..read more

Unfinished Business

10/06/15   There are still threats to big fish that need our attention   By Ken Hinman In this summer’s edition of the Wild Oceans Horizon, I wrote about the tremendous progress we’ve made securing measures to save big fish from indiscriminate fishing and aid in the recovery of billfish, bluefin tuna and o..read more

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250 Million More Menhaden In 2014

09/25/14 MENHADEN CONSERVATION MEASURES LEAVE MORE PREY IN THE WATER TO SUSTAIN PREDATORS   250 million menhaden!  That's the estimated number of these vital forage fish left in the water in 2013 to feed Atlantic striped bass, bluefin tuna, osprey, whales and myriad other marine animals, because of a new east coast me..read more

BCA Closer to Complete Ban on US Mainland Billfish Sales

10/03/13 October 3, 2013 When the Billfish Conservation Act (BCA) was signed into US law nearly a year ago, conservationists worldwide cheered that the globe’s largest market for imported marlin, sailfish, and spearfish would soon be closed. Although the challenge of getting a bill passed through the legislative process wa..read more

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