Alaska’s warming ocean is putting food and jobs at risk, scientists say

By Jordan Evans, CNN, June 28th 2019 The ice around Alaska is not just melting. It’s gotten so low that the situation is endangering some residents’ food and jobs.”The seas are extraordinarily warm. It is impacting the ability for Americans in the region to put food on the table right now,” said University of Alaska climate specialist […]

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Remembering Bill Ruckelshaus

Bill was one of the sharpest, kindest minds in the room in the Washington Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification. When we proposed it and worked with the governor’s staff to organize it, a palpable thrill moved through the whole team when Bill agreed to serve as co-chair. His clear eye on the long view […]

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Cooperative Research

Cooperative research remains NFCC focus One of the best ways to build bridges between managers and user groups, between scientists and advocates, between fishing communities and interest groups is through collaborative efforts to collect information. The NFCC has been thinking and writing about cooperative studies since the mid-1990s. Some of our board members have been […]

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Cooperation Must Recognize And Overcome Differences

By Brock Bernstein Cooperative studies are an attractive tool for fishery management because of their potential for reducing conflict, improving the knowledge base for management decisions, and attracting additional sources of funding and expertise. The opinion pieces presented in NFCC’s discussion series on cooperative studies and our evaluation of case studies nationwide (click here for […]

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NFCC Sponsors Panel at AFS in Anchorage

NFCC organized a symposium at the annual conference of the American Fisheries Society in Anchorage, Alaska in 2005 in which expert panelists shared their experiences and insights about science, fishery management, process planning, public policy, stakeholder participation and monitoring of the effects of marine protected areas.   NFCC targeted the symposium as an opportunity for exchanging […]

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Marine Reserves

Further Discussion of the Use of Marine Reserves in Fishery Management   NFCC played a key role for a number of years in the debate about the potential usefulness of marine reserves as a fishery management tool. In addition to facilitating a number of meetings and workshops throughout the west coast, we completed an assessment […]

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