Fisheries Research Broadens in Wind Farm Area

Fisheries Research Broadens in Wind Farm Area

Top Photo: Underwater glider used in cod and highly migratory species studies to come, which can track fish tagged with transmitters in real time. (Photo: Christopher McGuire/The Nature Conservancy). This article is about state and federal governments, fishermen, science and wind farm developers working together to design a fisheries research and monitoring plan at and […]

Pacific Northwest Salmon Runs Hit Troubled Times Too

Pacific Northwest Salmon Runs Hit Troubled Times Too

Bob’s big lingcod As the joint states of Oregon and Washington craft the salmon seasons on the lower Columbia, our community is engaging with House and Senate staff in search of disaster relief funds. It’s becoming all too common once again; we’re on the lookout for another bailout by the federal government for what once […]

Selling Direct Provides Rewards Beyond Survival During This Emergency

Selling Direct Provides Rewards Beyond Survival During This Emergency

Top photo: Harrison Ibach and his freshly caught live Dungeness crab. The COVID-19 emergency has devastated the commercial fishing industry and changed the seafood industry, perhaps forever. But one silver lining in this crisis has been seeing the revitalization of direct sales of seafood, and sharing the fish that I catch with my Northern California […]

Executive Order Could Impact Coastal Fisheries, Habitats: Part II

Executive Order Could Impact Coastal Fisheries, Habitats: Part II

Aquaculture Read the first installment of this two-part series, which covered International Fisheries, International Trade, and Commercial Fishing Regulations. President Trump’s “Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth” (Executive Order) touched on a number of seafood-related topics, but the greatest part of the document was focused on offshore aquaculture. It’s easy to […]

At the May ASMFC/MAFMC MEETING, Here’s What Went Down

At the May ASMFC/MAFMC MEETING, Here’s What Went Down

Striped Bass, Menhaden, Bluefish & Recreational/Commercial Allocation Topped the Agenda Top Photo: Bunker and striper; Credit: John McMurray Last week the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission met, in part, jointly with the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council to consider a number of issues. Of course, because of the COVID 19 pandemic, Commissioners and Council members […]

Keeping a Clear Head in the Face of COVID

Keeping a Clear Head in the Face of COVID

Although I am not quite in the dire straits that many American families are facing in the COVID-19 crisis, things are not going all that well for the recreational sportfishing community. In 30 years of guiding, I’ve found out that it isn’t just fish that our customers need to come fishing, it’s expendable income. And […]