Media Coverage

It’s always good when your point of view earns substantial media coverage.

I wanted to make you aware of some recent media coverage involving the Council for Sustainable Fishing’s efforts on behalf of commercial and recreational fishermen.

This opinion piece by Executive Director Tom Swatzel about NOAA wasting $160 million pushing catch share programs when many species lack basic stock assessments to determine sustainable fishing levels was published in a number of southeastern newspapers and disseminated nationally by the National Fishermen and Saving Seafood:

Don’t waste NOAA funds on catch share boondoggle
The St. Augustine Record

Our efforts to keep more proposed South Atlantic closed fishing areas to a minimum is covered in these news articles:

Outdoors column: Georgetown Hole under consideration for SMZ
Myrtle Beach Sun News

‘The Hole’ a spawning sanctuary for big fish?
Charleston Post & Courier

A news story earlier this year referred to the Council for Sustainable Fishing as a “watchdog group for fishermen from North Carolina to the Florida Keys”:

Council based in Inlet is watchdog for fishermen
Georgetown South Strand News

The effort to get this kind of media coverage requires substantial funding, as do the other components of an effective advocacy campaign for fishing interests, such as a website, direct mail, legislative monitoring and travel, among other expenses. This is where we need your help today.

Please join or donate today so we can continue to fund an effective campaign for fishing interests and against ‘boondoggles’ like catch shares and other unnecessary and unjustifiable regulations that have no bearing on fishery sustainability.

If you’re not already a member, please join or donate $10, $15, $25, $35, $50 or more today by clicking here.

If you’re a member, please consider a higher membership or a donation.

The CFSF is non-profit fishing advocacy group that relies on membership dues and donations to operate. Your financial support is vital and needed today!

Thank you in advance!

Wayne Mershon

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