Network Responds to Climate Change Executive Order

Network Responds to Climate Change Executive Order

During the first weeks of the new administration, President Biden issued Executive Order 14008 on tackling the climate crisis at home and abroad. This order initiated efforts within 60 days to collect input from fishermen, regional ocean councils, fishery management councils, scientists, and other stakeholders on how to make fisheries and protected resources more resilient […]

Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization: Where We Stand in the 117th Congress

Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization: Where We Stand in the 117th Congress

Every ten years, as the story goes, Congress has worked together in a bipartisan fashion to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). And each time Congress has risen to the occasion to address the new challenges our oceans and fisheries face by amending and strengthening the MSA to conserve and sustain U.S. […]

A View from the Hill: October 2020

A View from the Hill: October 2020

It has been quite some time since our last View from the Hill edition, and there is plenty to report from 2020, but we’ll keep focused on activity that has taken place since the summer in order to keep this edition as succinct as possible. Not long after returning from their August break, Senate Majority […]

Recommendations for the Economic Recovery of Working Waterfronts, Coastal Communities, and the Seafood Supply Chain: Part Two

Recommendations for the Economic Recovery of Working Waterfronts, Coastal Communities, and the Seafood Supply Chain: Part Two

Top photo: Kodiak Harbor Waterfront, Alaska. Read Part One of this series. As we mentioned in our first post in this series, many of the small fishing- and seafood-related businesses around the country have suffered catastrophic consequences from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Many small business owners, however, have turned this economic downturn into […]

Recommendations for the Economic Recovery of Working Waterfronts, Coastal Communities, and the Seafood Supply Chain: Part One

Recommendations for the Economic Recovery of Working Waterfronts, Coastal Communities, and the Seafood Supply Chain: Part One

Top photo: Newport, Oregon harbor. Read Part Two of this series. When it comes to supporting the fishing and seafood industries during the coronavirus pandemic and the economic slowdown in America, Congress cannot use the same broad brush stroke it uses to paint other small businesses. Past efforts aimed at supporting small business payrolls in […]

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 […]