‘It was like I was finally part of something I was waiting to be part of my whole life’

‘It was like I was finally part of something I was waiting to be part of my whole life’

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re happy to highlight Hannah Heimbuch and Theresa Petersen, who both fish commercially in Alaska. Last year, the Network was proud to profile Hannah and Theresa on our From the Waterfront blog, and this year we get to hear from them in video form. In the clip below, produced […]

Rep. Huffman Reintroduces Salmon Habitat Restoration Legislation

Rep. Huffman Reintroduces Salmon Habitat Restoration Legislation

Rep. Huffman is no stranger to the importance of salmon to the Pacific Northwest or the challenges these iconic fish face, as stated in his press release for the reintroduction of the Salmon FISH Act (H.R. 649): “The ecological, cultural, and economic importance of salmon is hard to overstate; they support tens of thousands of […]

Watch the Network’s Inaugural Waterside Chat with Linda Behnken

Watch the Network’s Inaugural Waterside Chat with Linda Behnken

The Network’s new Waterside Chat online discussion series connects people who depend on healthy oceans and fisheries with the issues that directly affect them and their communities. In each edition, Network Deputy Director Tom Sadler talks with guests about current ocean policy and fisheries management topics and what policy decisions mean for people’s livelihoods, communities, […]

What’s the Latest on Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine?

What’s the Latest on Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine?

Bristol Bay Update: The regional EPA office in Alaska (Region 10) is reviewing its Clean Water Act Section 404(c) actions. Read more below. In September, Charles Witek, in his article, The Pendulum Swings for Bristol Bay, noted, “Right now, events seem to be coming full circle, with the balance again seeming to favor Bristol Bay […]

Ocean to Idaho

Ocean to Idaho

I’ve known Kris Millgate, CEO of Tight Line Media, for almost nine years. We met when I was executive director of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. We’ve become close friends, and I’ve followed her career with great interest. Last year our worlds overlapped again when she set out to film the 850-mile migration of […]

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 […]

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, […]