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 […]

Selling Direct Provides Rewards Beyond Survival During This Emergency

Selling Direct Provides Rewards Beyond Survival During This Emergency

Top photo: Harrison Ibach and his freshly caught live Dungeness crab. The COVID-19 emergency has devastated the commercial fishing industry and changed the seafood industry, perhaps forever. But one silver lining in this crisis has been seeing the revitalization of direct sales of seafood, and sharing the fish that I catch with my Northern California […]

Executive Order Could Impact Coastal Fisheries, Habitats: Part II

Executive Order Could Impact Coastal Fisheries, Habitats: Part II

Aquaculture Read the first installment of this two-part series, which covered International Fisheries, International Trade, and Commercial Fishing Regulations. President Trump’s “Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth” (Executive Order) touched on a number of seafood-related topics, but the greatest part of the document was focused on offshore aquaculture. It’s easy to […]

Economic Rebuilding of our Nation’s Fishing and Seafood Industries is a Network Priority

Economic Rebuilding of our Nation’s Fishing and Seafood Industries is a Network Priority

Federal support for our fishing communities, working waterfronts & our seafood supply chain is essential to recover from COVID 19 The unprecedented economic impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on one of the essential American economic drivers – small businesses. Many Network members, including commercial fishing operators, guides, outfitters, processors, […]

Executive Order Could Impact Coastal Fisheries, Habitats: Part I

Executive Order Could Impact Coastal Fisheries, Habitats: Part I

International Fisheries, International Trade, and Commercial Fishing Regulations Read the second installment of this two-part series, which covers aquaculture. On May 7, 2020, President Donald Trump issued an “Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth” (Executive Order). Unlike many executive orders, which are relatively brief and limited in scope, the most recent […]