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Seafood Lovers and the Supply Chain

Seafood Lovers and the Supply Chain

Original post from One Fish Foundation, with an introduction by Colles Stowell. Top photo: Boat to consumer…literally. Opening day for the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market in San Diego. Credit: Eric Buchanan. Most American consumers don’t know where their seafood comes from. In fact, a recent report from the Food Marketing Institute suggests that less than […]

Helping Managers and Fishermen Cope with Climate Change (Part 2)

Helping Managers and Fishermen Cope with Climate Change (Part 2)

Top photo: Captains DeFusco and Sprengle of East Coast Charters with a wahoo they caught in warm August water off Rhode Island. Read the first installment of this two-part series. What climate change impacts are fishermen experiencing and what scientists are doing to help fisheries managers and fishermen prepare is the focus of this article. But […]

Feeling Climate Change in U.S. Waters (Part 1)

Feeling Climate Change in U.S. Waters (Part 1)

Top Photo: A warm water “blob” in 2014 forced sea lion mothers to forage further from their rookeries in the Channel Islands off Southern California. Hungry pups set out on their own, but many became stranded on area beaches. Photo and caption via NOAA Fisheries. Last year our oceans absorbed 93 percent of the heat […]

Support the Young Fishermen’s Development Act

Support the Young Fishermen’s Development Act

Young people in Alaska face mounting challenges to entering commercial fisheries By Linda Behnken and Tara Racine. This piece first appeared in The Cordova Times and the Juneau Empire and is reprinted with permission. Top photo courtesy of National Fisherman, from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Limited entry programs have reduced the size of the […]

You Are What You Eat, You Are From Where You Eat: We Are Bristol Bay

You Are What You Eat, You Are From Where You Eat: We Are Bristol Bay

Read the first part of this two-article series. Top photo: Kevin Scribner. I belong to a food movement called Slow Food, with a tributary called Slow Fish. Slow Food began in Italy, in the late 1980’s, as a reaction to the McDonald’s fast food chain showing up in Rome. Slow Food & Fish has three […]

Tears of Joy: A Bristol Bay Free from Pebble Mine

Tears of Joy: A Bristol Bay Free from Pebble Mine

Read the second part of this two-article series. It was with great joy that I commercially fished for salmon this summer in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and for a very personal reason. I had returned after a hiatus of some twenty years to help a friend establish a shore-based, family-friendly commercial setnet camp for his youngest […]

Powerful Voices for the Future of Our Fisheries

Powerful Voices for the Future of Our Fisheries

Photo by Network blogger John McMurray Since we launched our “From the Waterfront” blog in 2015, the Marine Fish Conservation Network has been proud to feature the voices of Americans deeply committed to protecting our fisheries, both for the communities who rely on them today and for generations yet to come. From commercial and recreational […]