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Join the July 27th Waterside Chat with Jen Levin of True Fin

Join the July 27th Waterside Chat with Jen Levin of True Fin

Top photo: Gulf of Maine fisherman Jim Ford on the water on the Lisa Ann III The Network’s next online Waterside Chat is coming up soon! Join us on Wednesday, July 27, at 1:30 p.m. ET for a conversation with Jen Levin, president of True Fin, a sustainable-seafood supplier in Portland, Maine. Register for the […]

Fishermen and Communities Come Together to Address (Sea)Food Insecurity in Alaska

Fishermen and Communities Come Together to Address (Sea)Food Insecurity in Alaska

Top photo by Lione Clare Salmon is fundamental to Western Alaska culture, community, and food security, but climate change and other factors have crippled salmon returns to many Western Alaska river systems. Communities in Chignik and the Yukon and Kuskokwim River watersheds face another summer of low salmon returns, leaving many Alaska Native families without […]

Gulf of Mexico Port Ambassador Program: Peer-to-Peer Networks Can Ease Implementation of New Data Collection Systems

Gulf of Mexico Port Ambassador Program: Peer-to-Peer Networks Can Ease Implementation of New Data Collection Systems

This article first appeared on EM4Fish and is reprinted with permission. Top photo: Port Ambassador meets with a group of local charter for-hire captains to walk through the ELB program and system requirements. Photo Credit: Bobby Kelly Industry Takes Initiative to Improve Data Collection and their Fishery The Port Ambassador program is a peer-to-peer industry-led […]

Why Do We Need a Crisis to ‘Organize?’

Why Do We Need a Crisis to ‘Organize?’

I’ve spent a fair amount of my adult life organizing anglers to do good for fish. It seems that unless there’s a crisis (i.e. hatcheries closing) most anglers are content just going about their business, taking advantage of the good times, and critiquing agency policy during the bad times. I think it may stem from […]

Bristol Bay Update: Your Chance to Help Protect the Bay Today

Bristol Bay Update: Your Chance to Help Protect the Bay Today

Top photo: Brown bear fishing in the Bristol Bay watershed, just one of the countless animals that depend on the bounty of the bay At the Marine Fish Conservation Network, we’ve advocated for protecting Bristol Bay in Alaska for many years. Today we have news to share and an opportunity for you to take action […]

Court Vacates Atlantic Herring Buffer Zone

Court Vacates Atlantic Herring Buffer Zone

Midwater Trawling Resumes Near Shore This article first appeared in the Wild Oceans Horizon Newsletter. Top photo by John McMurray. On April 21st, NOAA Fisheries announced that the Atlantic herring buffer zone, also called the inshore midwater trawl restricted area, would no longer be enforced as a result of a District Court ruling to vacate […]