Photo by Joanne Teasdale I am fairly certain that my ancestors found a home in Bristol Bay because of the salmon. It is hard to say exactly when they arrived, but I know that it is the Naknek River salmon that sustained them. There are many waves of peopling that have occurred in Bristol Bay […]
About Melanie Brown
Melanie Brown has fished Bristol Bay commercially on the set-net site that her great-grandfather established when he transitioned from Bristol Bay’s sailboat drift gillnet fishery for nearly 40 seasons. She is an ambassador of Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay and has been a part of the Save Bristol Bay campaign for over 10 years. She also serves on the board of Alaska Marine Conservation Council, a coalition partner of MFCN.
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Fishing is a rich part of our American tradition. Fisheries policy and management can be highly technical, but at the heart of it lies stories of the men and women who make a living off of the last wild places, or who connect with nature, families, and communities through fishing recreationally and eating the bounties of the ocean. The Marine Fish Conservation Network is committed to ensuring that wild ocean fisheries are as much a part of our nation’s future as they are of its past.
“From the Waterfront” shares stories of our fishing past, present, and future to demonstrate the invaluable role that healthy, well-managed fisheries play our American fishing tradition.