Know Your Fisher

Know Your Fisher

As a fisheries organizer, there’s one question I get at almost every public event I’m a part of: “What is one thing that I can do to help fish and fishermen?” It’s a tough question to answer and one that I’m sure I will hear a lot during this October, which happens to be National […]

Like the Oceans, Global Causes are Interconnected

Like the Oceans, Global Causes are Interconnected

What does fisheries policy have to do with an indigenous nation’s campaign for federal recognition, a women-led grassroots organization’s fight to keep their bodies free from a dangerous isotope called tritium, the battle over water privatization taking place in Nigeria (and globally), and Puerto Rico’s struggle to rebuild after Hurricane Maria? Everything, as it turns […]

Gulf Deep Sea Corals Deserve Protection

Gulf Deep Sea Corals Deserve Protection

Photo: Gulf deep sea corals, via NOAA Many people would probably be surprised to learn that the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council occasionally takes up issues that are not related to red snapper allocation. Of course I’m being a bit sarcastic, but a lot of the Council’s time does seem to be dominated by […]

Chefs Speak Out For Well-Managed Fisheries

Chefs Speak Out For Well-Managed Fisheries

Chefs by nature are not usually interested in taking political stances. As many of them are business owners, they are loathe to run the risk of alienating 50 percent or more of the population, all of whom are potential customers. The margins for restaurants are already razor thin, so even the slightest drop in business […]