February 13, 2020

Driving south on Route 81 in Upstate New York a couple weeks ago, I drove past a dairy 'farmer' spraying liquid manure on his fields from a big sprayer-tanker. A pulsing arc of brown slurry streamed 50ft high and he left a big plume of fine brown sh!t-mist behind the t...

April 18, 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a peer-reviewed assessment of Striped Bass in early 2019. They concluded the entire striped bass population from Maine to the Outer Banks is overfished, and overfishing is accelerating the decline. (Wh...

February 9, 2018

They say politics makes for strange bedfellows.

To my mind, there’s no stranger pairing than recreational fishing lobbyists working to the same ends as the menhaden extraction industry. Both groups are working to rewrite America’s fisheries management laws, and their le...

November 27, 2017

Economists at NOAA report that marine fisheries produce $207+ billion worth economic activity around the United States.  That includes both direct marine fisheries spending as well as associated economic impact.

That $207+B number includes commercial ($144.2B) and recre...

October 24, 2017

150 years ago, fish were bigger, and there were more of them.

Today, fish are smaller, and there are less of them.


Despite science that time and again proves it's critical to preserve our resources for tomorrow, lobbyists from 'recreational angler' groups are clam...

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