Eric Schwabb, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, announced today that he was appointing Russell Dunn as NOAA Fisheries National Policy Advisor for Recreational Fisheries. He also announced the appointment of 22 members from the recreational fishing community to the Recreational Fisheries Working Group of NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee. Schwabb’s actions are another step toward […]
TU members and supporters got an email from the TU leadership offering their view on the flap surrounding the Oceans Policy Task Force. There had been significant confusion about the task force was up to. TU has done a good job of helping to cut through the atmospherics and get solid information out to the […]
New and interesting places to fish are not really hard to find. New and interesting ways to fish, especially fly-fish, on the other hand are somewhat hard to find. A while back I read an article in Fly Rod and Reel magazine about Patagonia founder and CEO Yvon Chouinard. Chouinard was named angler of the […]
Patagonia’s founder, Yvon Chouinard, appears in a commercial for American Express’ Takepart.com project “we are part of nature and as we destroy nature we destroy ourselves. It’s a selfish thing to want to protect nature.” We need more people who think like Yvon Chouinard does. Watch.
Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Tom Strickland announced that the U.S. will continue its support for a ban on the international commercial trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna. “…in light of the serious compliance problems that have plagued the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean fishery and the fact that the 2010 […]
Wyoming adopts ‘cowboy ethics’ as State code. Gov. Freudenthal signed the legislation on March 3. The code of the west, derived from the book, Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West, by James P. Owen, will be the official state code of Wyoming effective July 1, 2010. The code: (i) Live […]