Though new fishing regulations on New England fishermen are stricter than ever before, they are still the best hope for an industry on the verge of potential collapse.
Some legislators are trying to eat their fish and have them too.
Michael Conathan breaks down the effect of the recent national elections on our oceans and coasts.
The sudden post-Sandy shift in the national dialogue about climate change shouldn’t ignore the fishing industry.
Michael Conathan breaks down the health benefits and detriments of fish in your diet.
Two methods in particular—community-supported fisheries and underutilized species—provide a framework for how both fishermen and consumers can get more value from American seafood.
Michael Conathan recommends New England’s groundfish industry take a cue from its beloved baseball team and take the bold, painful steps needed for long-term success.
Michael Conathan shows how the oil-and-gas industry could learn from fishermen’s approach to Arctic resources.
Michael Conathan explains how the record-low price of lobster is another economic effect of global climate change.
Michael Conathan explains what a settlement between Cape Wind and Martha’s Vineyard fishermen means for fishing, energy, and ocean planning.
Fish populations are starting to rebuild thanks to strict catch limits, writes Michael Conathan. Wholesale changes to the law would be a mistake.
Michael Conathan probes the ethical issue of wild versus farmed seafood.
Michael Conathan shows seafood sustainability initiatives must figure out how to sustain fishermen as well as fish.
Michael Conathan explains how the National Ocean Policy benefits America’s fisheries and why conservatives’ attacks on the policy don’t hold up.
Michael Conathan explains why the best way to save the overfished bluefin tuna is to support New England’s artisanal fishery.