Celebrating Women in Fishing: Hannah Heimbuch

Celebrating Women in Fishing: Hannah Heimbuch

For National Women’s History Month, the Marine Fish Conservation Network is celebrating women’s contributions to America’s commercial fishing industry. We have been delighted to share the views and experiences of a few of these women with you. Today, we hear from Hannah Heimbuch, who was born and raised in Homer, AK and currently lives in […]

Celebrating Women in Fishing: Leigh Thomet

Celebrating Women in Fishing: Leigh Thomet

Winter crab fishing, Kodiak Continuing our celebration of National Women’s History Month, the Marine Fish Conservation Network has been highlighting the contributions of women to America’s fishing tradition. Several women are sharing their experiences in the commercial fishing industry with us. In this blog post, we hear from Leigh Thomet from Kodiak, Alaska. She fishes […]

The Wave Foundation Logs Impressive Results in 2020

The Wave Foundation Logs Impressive Results in 2020

Like many organizations that focus on public policy, the COVID pandemic upended the Network’s best intentions for 2020. At the start of the year, we planned to continue working on upholding and strengthening the science and conservation-based mandates in federal fisheries policy. As the pandemic’s economic fallout became apparent, we shifted our attention to supporting […]

Steelhead, Snake River Dams and the Oregon Way

Steelhead, Snake River Dams and the Oregon Way

Whenever I lose faith in government, I default to episodes of the early 2000’s TV hit, The West Wing. I know it’s not reality, but the show has offered me some level of solace when things are going sideways at the national level, and they’re going sideways. From the president’s barbed State of the Union […]

A View from the Hill: November 2019

A View from the Hill: November 2019

Photo courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol We sailed through summer and are now well into fall. We want to catch you up on a fair amount of action both on and off the Hill. As you may recall, much of May and June was focused on marking up and passing annual appropriation bills […]

Tears of Joy: A Bristol Bay Free from Pebble Mine

Tears of Joy: A Bristol Bay Free from Pebble Mine

Read the second part of this two-article series. It was with great joy that I commercially fished for salmon this summer in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and for a very personal reason. I had returned after a hiatus of some twenty years to help a friend establish a shore-based, family-friendly commercial setnet camp for his youngest […]