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Alaska’s “Salmon Forest” is in Jeopardy

Alaska’s “Salmon Forest” is in Jeopardy

Nov 18, 2020 | 2 Comments

Why Removing Roadless Protections for the Tongass National Forest is a Mistake In late October, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) issued a final rule and record of decision exempting Alaska’s Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule (2001 Roadless Rule). The 2001 Roadless Rule prohibited timber harvest and road construction in designated […]

Josh Wisnewki Shares His Love of Small-Boat Commercial Fishing

Josh Wisnewki Shares His Love of Small-Boat Commercial Fishing

Nov 12, 2020 | One Comment

Alaska is home to some of the most productive waters in the world. For many women and men in the state, commercial fishing has become a way of life. Josh Wisnewki, a commercial fisherman from Seldovia, AK, was drawn to fishing at an early age. In this video, Josh shares why small-boat commercial fishing is […]

Kevin Scribner: Pebble Mine Threatens the Largest Wild Salmon Run in the World

Kevin Scribner: Pebble Mine Threatens the Largest Wild Salmon Run in the World

Nov 5, 2020 | No Comments

Communities and fishermen in and around Bristol Bay, Alaska have depended for generations on abundant salmon runs for food, income, and a way of life. Fishermen and salmon have maintained this sustainable relationship through science-based fisheries management and a respect for the salmon’s natural habitat. That relationship is facing an uncertain future right now. First, […]

Kevin Scribner: Support Fishermen and Communities in Bristol Bay During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Kevin Scribner: Support Fishermen and Communities in Bristol Bay During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Nov 3, 2020 | One Comment

Communities and fishermen in and around Bristol Bay, Alaska have depended for generations on abundant salmon runs for food, income, and a way of life. Fishermen and salmon have maintained this sustainable relationship through science-based fisheries management and a respect for the salmon’s natural habitat. That relationship is facing an uncertain future right now. First, […]

About the Marine Fish Conservation Network

The Marine Fish Conservation Network is a coalition of commercial and recreational fishing associations, regional and national conservation groups, aquaria, and marine science organizations dedicated to defending and strengthening our primary federal fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, in order to sustain abundant fish populations, healthy marine ecosystems, and thriving fishing communities. Learn more.