Message to NOAA: Time to Prioritize Climate-Ready Fisheries

Message to NOAA: Time to Prioritize Climate-Ready Fisheries

This piece first appeared on NRDC’s expert blog and is reprinted with permission. Top photo by John McMurray. Healthy fish populations are building blocks of a healthy ocean. They support marine ecosystems, including other wildlife like whales and seabirds. They are also engines of our coastal economies and the communities that rely on them, with […]

The Strange Appeal of Mediocre Fisheries Management

The Strange Appeal of Mediocre Fisheries Management

We were trying to protect the blowfish, and for a few hours, it looked like we would. Then things got derailed by a group of folks who clung to the status quo. Blowfish, more properly known as “northern puffer,” range along the entire eastern seaboard of the United States, although they’re probably most common between […]

Representation Matters in Fisheries Management

Representation Matters in Fisheries Management

Science-based fisheries management has been the key to maintaining long-term healthy and abundant fisheries upon which coastal and Indigenous communities depend. The law that ensures the successful and sustainable science-based management of U.S. federal fisheries is the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which has been evolving since it first passed in 1976 to end […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]