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Save Fish and Fishing Communities
A reauthorized Magnuson Stevens Fisheries Management Act should save all 232 American commercially valuable fish stocks and result in sustainable fishing communities in the ocean.
Atlantic Cod fish fishing fisheries

We’re linking personal and local actions to promote healthier and livelier oceans with more fish and marine life.

Together, we save fish and fishing communities. At tabling events, people can participate with a card activity of cod, haddock, monkfish, redfish, mackerel, blue-back herring, and a fishing vessel  cards- pick  your favorite.

For Oceans More Lively 4 Steps to Take:

1   Switch to fish from meat

  • Try a fish sandwich instead of a meat sandwich for a change.
  • Fight climate change and lessen your carbon footprint.

2   Eat Local Seafood

  • Better for the fishermen of our communities.
  • Choose chowder, fish, scallops, clams, oysters & lobster

3   Buy cheap fish

  • It’s a more a abundant fish, the market tells you so.
  • Better for ocean wildlife – choose underutilized fish.
  • Buy fish that fishermen are catching as bycatch like dogfish, skate.
  • These fish are cheaper and provide a more diverse market for fishermen.

4.  Stay savvy

  • Join the Ocean River Institute
  • Subscribe to ORI eAlerts,
  • Eat seafood, me hearties, yo, ho!

No shivering of me-timbers necessary, savvy? Seafood should be stirring, not shaken. This means that heavy ocean wave action is not necessary to enjoy eating seafood. Better to have plenty of lemon or tartar sauce at the ready.

Note: “Shiver me timbers” is an exclamation, of surprise or otherwise. “This phrase originated from when the water or a canon would hit the ship, and the ship would shake. Hence, shivering, and timbers being the actual ship.” (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shiver+me+timbers)

Read on for more information and actions to take to save fish and fishing communities.

Tell Congress Stronger Fishing Legislation is Good for Fish and Fishing Communities.

Congress will soon be considering new amendments to the Magnuson Stevens Fisheries Management Act (MSFMA), the legislation that has historically managed commercial fishing to sustain both commerce and healthy fish populations.

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How You Can Help
The Ocean River Institute provides individuals around the world with specific opportunities to make a difference saving wildlife, protecting ecosystems, in environmental education, science, and conservation.