Watch Our Waterside Chat with Rick Crawford

Watch Our Waterside Chat with Rick Crawford

On April 20, 2022, the Network’s Tom Sadler hosted Rick Crawford, creator of The Sustainable Angler podcast and founder of the Fly Fishing Climate Alliance, for a Waterside Chat. Listen to their discussion below to learn about: Rick’s love of the Low Country, and how his concern for his children’s future there drives his work. […]

‘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 […]

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, […]

A Retrospective on the Resilience of Our Industry, Part II: The Customers

A Retrospective on the Resilience of Our Industry, Part II: The Customers

Photo by Natalie Gildersleeve There’s lots to be thankful for, lots to honor and cherish, in this industry. For National Seafood Month, I wrote about the people who provide nutritious, sustainable seafood for my business. In the second half of this two-part retrospective, I’m highlighting the ways in which the people who I sell seafood […]

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 […]

National Seafood Month Spotlight: Leigh Thomet

National Seafood Month Spotlight: Leigh Thomet

Top photo: Winter crab fishing, Kodiak To celebrate National Seafood month, we’re highlighting the women and men who bring sustainable seafood to our dinner tables. Next we hear from Leigh Thomet from Kodiak, Alaska, whom we first met earlier this year. She fishes for salmon, halibut, herring, and Tanner crab. Why has commercial fishing been […]

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, […]

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 […]