A View from the Hill: October 2021

A View from the Hill: October 2021

What a year it’s been so far. While infrastructure and reconciliation remain a focus of Capitol Hill and nearly all of D.C., there has been action on several other Network priorities this past year. In January, a stunned nation and world watched a mob swarm the Capitol building, former President Trump was a impeached a […]

Supporting Fisheries and Working Waterfronts with Infrastructure Improvements

Supporting Fisheries and Working Waterfronts with Infrastructure Improvements

As our country slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic shutdown, the Biden administration has chosen to focus its attention on our nation’s infrastructure, with good reason. Historically, large-scale infrastructure projects with their influx of manufacturing and construction jobs have successfully helped the U.S. rebound after economic recessions. Although the word “infrastructure” […]

Get Informed about Seaspiracy

Get Informed about Seaspiracy

For better or worse, the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy has introduced a wider audience to many of the challenges facing our global oceans. While the film presents a broad overview of the threats, it paints many of these issues with too broad of a brushstroke to effectively convey the complexity of what’s happening in our oceans. […]

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 […]