Summit Brings Together and Raises Voices of Small-Boat Fishing Community

Summit Brings Together and Raises Voices of Small-Boat Fishing Community

Photo courtesy Sitka Salmon Shares As the sun was setting over the evergreen trees and reflecting off the buildings in downtown Portland, the crowd gathered around the grill in front of the Redd on Salmon St. The smell of sizzling fat from the black cod collars was irresistible, as was the banter from the cooks. […]

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 […]