Alaska’s “Salmon Forest” is in Jeopardy

Alaska’s “Salmon Forest” is in Jeopardy

Why Removing Roadless Protections for the Tongass National Forest is a Mistake In late October, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) issued a final rule and record of decision exempting Alaska’s Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule (2001 Roadless Rule). The 2001 Roadless Rule prohibited timber harvest and road construction in designated […]

Kevin Scribner: Pebble Mine Threatens the Largest Wild Salmon Run in the World

Kevin Scribner: Pebble Mine Threatens the Largest Wild Salmon Run in the World

Communities and fishermen in and around Bristol Bay, Alaska have depended for generations on abundant salmon runs for food, income, and a way of life. Fishermen and salmon have maintained this sustainable relationship through science-based fisheries management and a respect for the salmon’s natural habitat. That relationship is facing an uncertain future right now. First, […]

Gulf Red Snapper Management In The Spotlight Again

Gulf Red Snapper Management In The Spotlight Again

Of all the fisheries issues that have arisen over the past decade, the fight over recreational red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico is among the most acrimonious, and one of the most difficult to resolve. It started out simply. As fisheries managers began to successfully rebuild the red snapper stock, red snapper anglers […]

Kevin Scribner: Support Fishermen and Communities in Bristol Bay During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Kevin Scribner: Support Fishermen and Communities in Bristol Bay During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Communities and fishermen in and around Bristol Bay, Alaska have depended for generations on abundant salmon runs for food, income, and a way of life. Fishermen and salmon have maintained this sustainable relationship through science-based fisheries management and a respect for the salmon’s natural habitat. That relationship is facing an uncertain future right now. First, […]

Student-Run Seafood Business Offers Discounts to Those Struggling Through Pandemic

Student-Run Seafood Business Offers Discounts to Those Struggling Through Pandemic

We’re celebrating National Seafood Month with stories of fishermen, chefs, processors and purveyors providing wild-caught seafood to families and communities hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Seafood programs lending a helping hand are happening across the country, and during the month of October we are highlighting a few of these efforts. Celebrate National Seafood Month: […]

The Wave Foundation Food Program Donates Wild-Caught, Alaskan Seafood

The Wave Foundation Food Program Donates Wild-Caught, Alaskan Seafood

Top photo: Alaska seafood being loaded up for delivery to Southeast Alaska communities, which are also struggling with low salmon returns. Photo via Sealaska. We’re celebrating National Seafood Month with stories of fishermen, chefs, processors and purveyors providing free, wild-caught seafood to families and communities hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Seafood programs lending a […]

Alaskans Own: Communities Come Together to Donate Fresh Seafood to Families in Need

Alaskans Own: Communities Come Together to Donate Fresh Seafood to Families in Need

Top photo: Alaska seafood distributions to Alaska Military Members through the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska (photo via ASYMCA of Alaska) We’re celebrating National Seafood Month with stories of fishermen, chefs, processors and purveyors providing free, wild-caught seafood to families and communities hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Seafood programs lending a helping hand are […]