Our Blog: From the Waterfront

Alaska Fishermen and Processors Donate to Families in Need

Alaska Fishermen and Processors Donate to Families in Need

Photo courtesy of Linda Behnken As the COVID-19 pandemic creates a greater economic downturn with each passing day, many Alaskans are facing difficult decisions about how to cover daily needs with little or no income. With people out of work, many families are finding it increasingly difficult to put food on the table. Those who […]

April Reflections from Alaska

April Reflections from Alaska

April is a predictable month in Alaska. The days grow longer, the snow melts, foliage blossoms and salmon feel the call home. Fishermen and policy-makers fight their own pull back to the sea and train their attention on the last few meetings before the lives of thousands of commercial fishermen and processors will revolve around […]

COVID-19 Impacts Fisheries Management

COVID-19 Impacts Fisheries Management

Photo by John McMurray COVID-19 has disrupted businesses, people’s lives, and government functions. The fisheries management system has not been immune to its effects. At the state, regional and national level, some fisheries management meetings have been postponed, while others have been converted from in-person meetings to webinars where only the most urgent matters are […]

Resources to Support Local Fishermen & Seafood Businesses

Resources to Support Local Fishermen & Seafood Businesses

The Marine Fish Conservation Network is hearing from all sectors that times are obviously very tough, and we’ve been looking for resources that can be helpful to small seafood and fishing businesses in making it through these difficult times. Because restaurants that are now closed or reducing hours of business had largely driven the demand […]

Listen Now: Tom Sadler Talks Fisheries Management, Science, the Business of Sustainability…and a Little Fishing

Listen Now: Tom Sadler Talks Fisheries Management, Science, the Business of Sustainability…and a Little Fishing

Network deputy director Tom Sadler appeared on the Sustainable Angler podcast last week, and you can listen to the episode below. Details from Sustainable Angler host Rick Crawford: In this episode of The Sustainable Angler podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing the Marine Fish Conservation Network’s Tom Sadler, who has spent the last thirty-five […]

COVID-19 and CARES Act Resources for Fishing and Seafood Communities

COVID-19 and CARES Act Resources for Fishing and Seafood Communities

Photo: Waterfront in Sitka, Alaska These tough times are creating uncertainty and instability for the seafood and fishing industries, and we know many of our friends and partners, from seafood suppliers, chefs, fishing guides, and family commercial fishermen, are struggling. Coastal communities around the U.S. are made up of family businesses that provide fresh, local […]

Home Water

Home Water

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, […]