U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement for Pebble Mine UPDATE: On July 31, the U.S. House of Representatives passed funding legislation that included an amendment, sponsored by Rep. Jared Huffman (CA), and co-sponsored by Reps. DeFazio (OR), Speier (CA), Levin, (CA) and Rouda (CA), preventing any funds from being used by the […]
Top photo: Bristol Bay sockeye salmon, via Earthjustice and courtesy Of Fish Eye Guy Photography In “Take Action to Oppose Pebble Mine”, I wrote about the importance of Bristol Bay and the impact the proposed Pebble mine could have on the watershed. While words can help paint a picture, the chance to see what is […]
Top photo: Sockeye salmon in Lake Iliamna, which drains into Bristol Bay Recently I had the opportunity to be a panelist on a webinar hosted by Conserve America to talk about the Pebble Mine project at the headwaters of Bristol Bay in Alaska. I have written about this project before. This webinar was an opportunity […]
Federal support for our fishing communities, working waterfronts & our seafood supply chain is essential to recover from COVID 19 The unprecedented economic impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on one of the essential American economic drivers – small businesses. Many Network members, including commercial fishing operators, guides, outfitters, processors, […]
Isolation, self-imposed or otherwise, provides a time for reflection. Last weekend I sat down to gather my thoughts on the current state of affairs, and here is where I landed. First off, my days are not significantly different from my regular routine. I have been working from home for more than a decade. Conference calls, […]
Leadership like this should be emulated immediately by the other states within the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
Top photo by John McMurray Here is a post-ASMFC meeting round up and what needs to happen next. In early August, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission met and took action on Atlantic striped bass. “The Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board (Board) approved Draft Addendum VI for public comment. The Addendum was initiated in […]
Water, Oceans & Wildlife Subcommittee Hearing Recap On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Chairman Jared Huffman (D-CA) called the Water, Oceans and Wildlife subcommittee to order for a two-panel, educational hearing on “The State of Fisheries.” The first panel focused on illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing – often referred to as IUU fishing. The second panel […]