“Rather than regulation, the NPFMC is officially encouraging crabbers and trawlers to figure it out on their own,” writes Terry Haines.
The Seattle-based trawlers will greenwash consumers about the many environmental positives of the Alaska hard-on-bottom flounder fishery.
The resolution urges the AK Congressional delegation to get on board with the idea.
NPFMC brushed king crab protections off the table, took agenda items out of order, punted on keeping ‘pelagic’ gear off the bottom. And it’s A-OK with AK!
Town Hall on March 5 is aimed at AK charter operators and recreational fishermen from coastal communities.
Seafood takes center stage on Valentine’s Day and during the 40 days of Lent.
Seafood remains Alaska’s top export, comprising over half of the state’s yearly export value at $3.3 billion on average.
12 AK fishing groups + the City of St. Paul take on Seattle’s big Bering Sea trawlers to protect Pacific halibut.
The Act creates a pilot grant program to promote sustainable economic growth in the Blue Economy.
Norway’s “feed footprint” is equal to 2.5% of the global marine fish catches, report says.