Join Us January 21st for the Network’s First Waterside Chat, Featuring Linda Behnken

Join Us January 21st for the Network’s First Waterside Chat, Featuring Linda Behnken

Join us for an online discussion with Linda Behnken on January 21st, at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT, the first episode of the Network’s new livestream series, Waterside Chat. Linda will talk with the Network’s Tom Sadler about challenges facing small commercial fishermen in Alaska and around the country. Register for the free Waterside Chat […]

Mid-Atlantic Council’s Unmanaged Forage Fish Protections Put to the Test

Mid-Atlantic Council’s Unmanaged Forage Fish Protections Put to the Test

This article originally appeared in the Wild Oceans Horizon newsletter. Meeting the Challenge of a Shifting Prey Base The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment (UFOA) stands as a testament to the value of stakeholder engagement in our fishery management process. The amendment “prohibits the development of new and expansion of existing directed […]

Mid-Atlantic Black Sea Bass: “Is The Magnuson Act Optional?”

Mid-Atlantic Black Sea Bass: “Is The Magnuson Act Optional?”

Of all the fisheries on the East Coast, the mid-Atlantic black sea bass stock may present the most challenging management issues. The fish aren’t in immediate peril; the most recent stock assessment update indicated that spawning stock biomass was more than twice the target level. Overfishing is not taking place, and young fish continue to […]

A Retrospective on the Resilience of Our Industry, Part II: The Customers

A Retrospective on the Resilience of Our Industry, Part II: The Customers

Photo by Natalie Gildersleeve There’s lots to be thankful for, lots to honor and cherish, in this industry. For National Seafood Month, I wrote about the people who provide nutritious, sustainable seafood for my business. In the second half of this two-part retrospective, I’m highlighting the ways in which the people who I sell seafood […]

National Seafood Month Spotlight: Hannah Heimbuch

National Seafood Month Spotlight: Hannah Heimbuch

To celebrate National Seafood month, we’re highlighting the women and men who bring sustainable seafood to our dinner tables. Our series finale features Hannah Heimbuch, who was born and raised in Homer, AK and currently lives in Kodiak. She is a commercial drift and setnet salmon fisherman and a commercial longline halibut fisherman. How did […]

National Seafood Month Spotlight: Leigh Thomet

National Seafood Month Spotlight: Leigh Thomet

Top photo: Winter crab fishing, Kodiak To celebrate National Seafood month, we’re highlighting the women and men who bring sustainable seafood to our dinner tables. Next we hear from Leigh Thomet from Kodiak, Alaska, whom we first met earlier this year. She fishes for salmon, halibut, herring, and Tanner crab. Why has commercial fishing been […]

Can Science-Based Policy Address Bering Sea Seafood Challenges?

Can Science-Based Policy Address Bering Sea Seafood Challenges?

This piece comes to us from fisherman Alexus Kwachka of Kodiak, Alaska (photo above, bio below) and is the latest installment in the Network’s National Seafood Month series. The natural world is the ultimate source of our food, our drinking water, the very air we breathe, and everything we create for our consumption. In short, […]