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 […]

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 […]

Watch our Waterside Chat about Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine

Watch our Waterside Chat about Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine

As news of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision about Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine broke last week, Sam Snyder of the Wild Salmon Center and Scott Hed with Businesses for Bristol Bay joined Waterside Chat host Tom Sadler on May 25th for a wide-ranging and highly informative discussion about the bay and the people […]

Fishermen and Managers Working Together To Ensure Banner Harvest of Tanner Crab

Fishermen and Managers Working Together To Ensure Banner Harvest of Tanner Crab

Top photo: Tanner crab via Wikipedia In a town like Kodiak, which is sustained by fishing, there are few opportunities to make a living other than commercial fishing. Back in mid-January, local Tanner crab vessels steamed out of Kodiak and Old Harbor with high hopes for a successful crab season. This year the excitement had […]

Watch the Network’s Inaugural Waterside Chat with Linda Behnken

Watch the Network’s Inaugural Waterside Chat with Linda Behnken

The Network’s new Waterside Chat online discussion series connects people who depend on healthy oceans and fisheries with the issues that directly affect them and their communities. In each edition, Network Deputy Director Tom Sadler talks with guests about current ocean policy and fisheries management topics and what policy decisions mean for people’s livelihoods, communities, […]

What’s the Latest on Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine?

What’s the Latest on Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine?

Bristol Bay Update: The regional EPA office in Alaska (Region 10) is reviewing its Clean Water Act Section 404(c) actions. Read more below. In September, Charles Witek, in his article, The Pendulum Swings for Bristol Bay, noted, “Right now, events seem to be coming full circle, with the balance again seeming to favor Bristol Bay […]

National Seafood Month Spotlight: Linda Behnken

National Seafood Month Spotlight: Linda Behnken

To celebrate National Seafood month, we’re highlighting the women and men who bring sustainable seafood to our dinnertables. We’ll start our October series with Network Policy Council co-chair Linda Behnken, who’s fished the waters off Alaska her entire adult life. This article appeared in the Network’s From the Waterfront blog in 2017 and is reprinted […]