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Thoughts on Climate Change Planning, Resilience & Forage Fish

Thoughts on Climate Change Planning, Resilience & Forage Fish

Managers Take Up Next Phase of East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning This article was originally published in Wild Oceans’ The Horizon newsletter and is reprinted with permission. View the latest issue and past issues of The Horizon. Top photo: Atlantic menhaden. After the East Coast Climate Scenario Creation Workshop (held June 21-23), I left […]

Watch: How the Pribilof Islands’ Tragic History May Shape a Marine Sanctuary

Watch: How the Pribilof Islands’ Tragic History May Shape a Marine Sanctuary

On August 24, 2022, Waterside Chat host Tom Sadler was joined by Marissa Merculieff, director of the Office of Justice and Governance Administration for the Aleut Community of Saint Paul Island, and Lauren Divine, director of the Ecosystem Conservation Office for the Tribal Government of Saint Paul Island. Saint Paul is the largest of the […]

Does the Inflation Reduction Act Fund Network Partners’ Priorities?

Does the Inflation Reduction Act Fund Network Partners’ Priorities?

When the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (H.R. 5376) cleared its last congressional hurdle on August 12th, Robert Vandermark, the Network’s executive director, released the following statement applauding its passage: U.S. ocean fisheries support American fishing and seafood industries that have been important drivers to our nation’s economy for generations. Our fisheries sustain local businesses […]

Learn More about the ‘Heart of the Ocean’

Learn More about the ‘Heart of the Ocean’

Join us August 24th for a Waterside Chat featuring the proposed Heart of the Ocean (Alaĝum Kanuux) marine sanctuary in the waters off Alaska. Host Tom Sadler will speak with guests Marissa Merculieff, director of the Office of Justice and Governance Administration for the Aleut Community of Saint Paul Island, host Tom Sadler, and Lauren […]

The Bluefish Conundrum

The Bluefish Conundrum

It’s difficult to describe what fishing for bluefish was like in Long Island Sound forty or fifty years ago. Back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and for a while after that, bluefish defined the summer fishery along the Connecticut shore. Every morning, in at least one local harbor, untold hundreds of bluefish, many of them […]

National Marine Sanctuary System Celebrates 50 Years!

National Marine Sanctuary System Celebrates 50 Years!

Top photo: Kids bodyboarding in Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, via NOAA Congratulations to the National Marine Sanctuary System, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year! Since its establishment on October 23, 1972, the National Marine Sanctuary System has grown into a national network of 15 marine sanctuaries plus the Papahānaumokuākea and Rose […]

Meet an ‘Accidental Fishmonger’, Jen Levin of True Fin

Meet an ‘Accidental Fishmonger’, Jen Levin of True Fin

Jen Levin, the president of sustainable seafood supplier True Fin, recently joined Waterside Chat host Tom Sadler for a lively and wide-ranging conversation about the seafood industry in the Gulf of Maine and much more. Jen calls herself an “accidental fishmonger”, since she never planned to become a seafood distributor. In fact, she was working […]