National Seafood Month – A Retrospective on the Resilience of Our Industry (Part I)

National Seafood Month – A Retrospective on the Resilience of Our Industry (Part I)

Lyf and salmon with Portland in the background Part I: The Providers For those of us who catch, cook, or sell fish, National Seafood Month is a key time to reflect on how we’ve fared lately. In normal years we gather to celebrate what we’ve achieved and look back on what has changed. In a […]

National Seafood Month Spotlight: Josh Wisnewski

National Seafood Month Spotlight: Josh Wisnewski

To celebrate National Seafood month, we’re highlighting the women and men who bring sustainable seafood to our dinner tables. Next in our October series is Josh Wisnewski, a commercial fisherman from Seldovia, AK, who was drawn to fishing at an early age. In this video, which we first posted last year, Josh shares why small-boat […]

National Seafood Month Spotlight: Theresa Peterson

National Seafood Month Spotlight: Theresa Peterson

Top photo: A family affair aboard the “Patricia Sue”, as Theresa on leads on deck, her husband Charlie is running the deck and bringing the bag of salmon on board, their daughter Liz is on corks, and the photo was taken by their son, Charlie, in the skiff. See the full-sized version of the photo. […]

National Seafood Month Spotlight: Linda Behnken

National Seafood Month Spotlight: Linda Behnken

To celebrate National Seafood month, we’re highlighting the women and men who bring sustainable seafood to our dinnertables. We’ll start our October series with Network Policy Council co-chair Linda Behnken, who’s fished the waters off Alaska her entire adult life. This article appeared in the Network’s From the Waterfront blog in 2017 and is reprinted […]

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 […]