Resources to Support Local Fishermen & Seafood Businesses

Resources to Support Local Fishermen & Seafood Businesses

The Marine Fish Conservation Network is hearing from all sectors that times are obviously very tough, and we’ve been looking for resources that can be helpful to small seafood and fishing businesses in making it through these difficult times. Because restaurants that are now closed or reducing hours of business had largely driven the demand […]

COVID-19 and CARES Act Resources for Fishing and Seafood Communities

COVID-19 and CARES Act Resources for Fishing and Seafood Communities

Photo: Waterfront in Sitka, Alaska These tough times are creating uncertainty and instability for the seafood and fishing industries, and we know many of our friends and partners, from seafood suppliers, chefs, fishing guides, and family commercial fishermen, are struggling. Coastal communities around the U.S. are made up of family businesses that provide fresh, local […]

A View from the Hill: March 2020

A View from the Hill: March 2020

A lot has happened since our last View from the Hill in early November, not the least of which has been a presidential impeachment trial and an on-going global pandemic. But there’s also been news on the federal fisheries front, and here are several highlights. In November, the Senate Commerce Committee held a full committee […]

Rep. Huffman’s Listening Sessions Foster Meaningful Discussions Around Federal Fisheries Management

Rep. Huffman’s Listening Sessions Foster Meaningful Discussions Around Federal Fisheries Management

Listening Session in Seattle. Photo by Kevin Scribner. As 2019 comes to a close, the future of our federal fisheries policy looks like it’s heading in the right direction for 2020. Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA), who is chair of the House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife, began his nationwide tour in October to listen […]

The Network Thanks Ken Hinman for His Years of Dedication

The Network Thanks Ken Hinman for His Years of Dedication

A sea change has happened in the fisheries conservation world: longtime advocate, expert and visionary, Ken Hinman, has retired as president of Wild Oceans. Ken has been at the center of the fisheries conservation movement for more than 40 years, and for most of that time as the head of Wild Oceans (formerly the National […]

Tom Sadler Presented AFFTA’S Jim Range Conservation Leadership Award

Tom Sadler Presented AFFTA’S Jim Range Conservation Leadership Award

Congratulations to Deputy Director Tom Sadler! Last week, our own Tom Sadler was honored by the American Fly Fishing Trade Association by receiving the Jim Range Conservation Leadership Award, an award given in recognition of exemplary efforts demonstrating a commitment to AFFTA’s policy protocol: Access to healthy habitat creates recreational opportunity that leads to economic […]