Summit Brings Together and Raises Voices of Small-Boat Fishing Community

Summit Brings Together and Raises Voices of Small-Boat Fishing Community

Photo courtesy Sitka Salmon Shares As the sun was setting over the evergreen trees and reflecting off the buildings in downtown Portland, the crowd gathered around the grill in front of the Redd on Salmon St. The smell of sizzling fat from the black cod collars was irresistible, as was the banter from the cooks. […]

The Network Thanks Ken Hinman for His Years of Dedication

The Network Thanks Ken Hinman for His Years of Dedication

A sea change has happened in the fisheries conservation world: longtime advocate, expert and visionary, Ken Hinman, has retired as president of Wild Oceans. Ken has been at the center of the fisheries conservation movement for more than 40 years, and for most of that time as the head of Wild Oceans (formerly the National […]

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 […]

Powerful Voices for the Future of Our Fisheries

Powerful Voices for the Future of Our Fisheries

Photo by Network blogger John McMurray Since we launched our “From the Waterfront” blog in 2015, the Marine Fish Conservation Network has been proud to feature the voices of Americans deeply committed to protecting our fisheries, both for the communities who rely on them today and for generations yet to come. From commercial and recreational […]