Restaurants & Fishermen Unite For Seafood Labeling Law

Restaurants & Fishermen Unite For Seafood Labeling Law

On Tuesday May 7, the Louisiana House of Representatives unanimously passed HB 335, a new law that would require restaurants to display the country of origin for all shrimp and crawfish. The bill was reported out of the Louisiana Senate Health and Welfare Committee on May 22 and passed the Senate yesterday. Could this bill […]

The Danger of Being Divided on Fisheries

The Danger of Being Divided on Fisheries

Advocates in the fisheries world often lament how complicated the policies are and how hard it is to explain the nuances to the general public. Well, fisheries management is extremely esoteric and opaque when you get into the scientific nitty-gritty. But at a fundamental level, the crafting and execution of fisheries policy is the most […]

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 […]