Tag Archives: best available science

Charles Schumer: Senate bill would fix fluke fishing rules

Provisions from Schumer’s bill that will be added to Senate reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation Act include: A mandate for a new plan for management of the fluke fishery based on “best available science,” instead of outdated or flawed fisheries data. Consideration of the migratory movement of fluke in allocating commercial and recreational catch quotas. Read more here newsday 09:32

Enviro Suit alleges National Marine Fisheries Service ignored ‘best available science’ in sonar ruling. what…wha..

Hmm “Best Available Science”? The National Marine Fisheries Service violated federal law when it authorized the Navy’s use of sonar in training exercises off Hawaii and California through 2018, an environmental group said in a lawsuit filed Monday. Read [email protected]  14:45

Saving Mehaden.org Analysis – Wild Ocean article “Menhaden Science Supports Conservation,”

Early in 2013, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Menhaden Technical Committee determined that there is too much uncertaintysmf  in the most recent stock assessment results to determine whether or not menhaden are currently overfished. Despite this development, Ken Hinman, in his Wild Ocean article “Menhaden Science Supports Conservation,” asserts that continued