Climate Change and the Carbon Dividend Act

Climate Change and the Carbon Dividend Act

Reprinted with permission from Oncorhynchus, the quarterly newsletter of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Climate change and ocean acidification pose significant threats to both fresh and saltwater fishes. Phenomena such as the 2015–2016 Gulf of Alaska “warm blob” are identified as drivers in the 80% drop in Central Gulf Pacific Cod abundance […]

House Starts Dialogue to Build on Magnuson-Stevens Act Success

House Starts Dialogue to Build on Magnuson-Stevens Act Success

Water, Oceans & Wildlife Subcommittee Hearing Recap On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Chairman Jared Huffman (D-CA) called the Water, Oceans and Wildlife subcommittee to order for a two-panel, educational hearing on “The State of Fisheries.” The first panel focused on illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing – often referred to as IUU fishing. The second panel […]

A View from the Hill: April 2019

A View from the Hill: April 2019

Capitol Hill has been abuzz with its annual spending deliberations as the appropriations season has started full tilt over the last several weeks. The House Appropriations Committee alone has held nearly 50 subcommittee budget hearings, including one with Dr. Neil Jacobs, acting administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, discussing and defending the NOAA […]

Partner Spotlight: Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association

Partner Spotlight: Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association

This post is part of an ongoing series profiling the Network’s partners and their good work. Photo by Eric Jordan. The Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association (ALFA) is an alliance of small boat commercial fishermen committed to sustainable fisheries and thriving fishing communities. ALFA has represented hook and line fishermen for more than 40 years, working […]

Florida’s ‘Oceans Day’ Priorities

Florida’s ‘Oceans Day’ Priorities

Each Florida legislative session, the Florida Ocean Alliance, a coalition of research institutions, coastal and marine business interests, and conservation groups, organizes “Oceans Day” in the state capitol building in Tallahassee, Florida. If you happen to be in Tallahassee next week, the event will take place on April 2nd. Oceans Day has always been an […]