Saltwater Fisheries Managers Ignore the Benefits of Catch and Release

Saltwater Fisheries Managers Ignore the Benefits of Catch and Release

Photo by John Papciak, North Bar Media An operational stock assessment, released in August 2019 (Bluefish Assessment) advised that bluefish are overfished. In response, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), in conjunction with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Bluefish Management Board (Bluefish Board), is preparing a Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment (Rebuilding Amendment). […]

It’s Time for the Environmental Protection Agency to Say No to Pebble Mine

It’s Time for the Environmental Protection Agency to Say No to Pebble Mine

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement for Pebble Mine UPDATE: On July 31, the U.S. House of Representatives passed funding legislation that included an amendment, sponsored by Rep. Jared Huffman (CA), and co-sponsored by Reps. DeFazio (OR), Speier (CA), Levin, (CA) and Rouda (CA), preventing any funds from being used by the […]

Join the Online Screening of ‘The Wild’ on August 6th and Help Bristol Bay

Join the Online Screening of ‘The Wild’ on August 6th  and Help Bristol Bay

Top photo: Bristol Bay sockeye salmon, via Earthjustice and courtesy Of Fish Eye Guy Photography In “Take Action to Oppose Pebble Mine”, I wrote about the importance of Bristol Bay and the impact the proposed Pebble mine could have on the watershed. While words can help paint a picture, the chance to see what is […]

Recommendations for the Economic Recovery of Working Waterfronts, Coastal Communities, and the Seafood Supply Chain: Part Two

Recommendations for the Economic Recovery of Working Waterfronts, Coastal Communities, and the Seafood Supply Chain: Part Two

Top photo: Kodiak Harbor Waterfront, Alaska. Read Part One of this series. As we mentioned in our first post in this series, many of the small fishing- and seafood-related businesses around the country have suffered catastrophic consequences from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Many small business owners, however, have turned this economic downturn into […]

Recommendations for the Economic Recovery of Working Waterfronts, Coastal Communities, and the Seafood Supply Chain: Part One

Recommendations for the Economic Recovery of Working Waterfronts, Coastal Communities, and the Seafood Supply Chain: Part One

Top photo: Newport, Oregon harbor. Read Part Two of this series. When it comes to supporting the fishing and seafood industries during the coronavirus pandemic and the economic slowdown in America, Congress cannot use the same broad brush stroke it uses to paint other small businesses. Past efforts aimed at supporting small business payrolls in […]

Fisheries Research Broadens in Wind Farm Area

Fisheries Research Broadens in Wind Farm Area

Top Photo: Underwater glider used in cod and highly migratory species studies to come, which can track fish tagged with transmitters in real time. (Photo: Christopher McGuire/The Nature Conservancy). This article is about state and federal governments, fishermen, science and wind farm developers working together to design a fisheries research and monitoring plan at and […]

Pacific Northwest Salmon Runs Hit Troubled Times Too

Pacific Northwest Salmon Runs Hit Troubled Times Too

Bob’s big lingcod As the joint states of Oregon and Washington craft the salmon seasons on the lower Columbia, our community is engaging with House and Senate staff in search of disaster relief funds. It’s becoming all too common once again; we’re on the lookout for another bailout by the federal government for what once […]