Evaluating Catch Shares Project

The Evaluating Catch Shares Project is analyzing data on economic, social, and ecological effects of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program and the Northeast Multispecies Groundfish Sector Program. The five-year Project will provide a set of neutral, scientific indicators that can be used by fisheries managers, fishermen, and other interested parties to determine how […]

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Thousands of Coastal Fishermen to Rally in DC on March 21

In another historic show of solidarity, US recreational and commercial fishermen will gather at Upper Senate Park in Washington DC on March 21, 2012 starting at noon in an organized demonstration supporting sensible reform of the Magnuson Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act. This is a follow-up to a rally in February of 2010 that […]

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Belize Reef Summit

The Oak Foundation, through NFCC, put together this education event in conjunction with the Belize Reef Summit. Hundreds of Belizians and international supporters gather on an island on the Barrier Reef off the coast of Belize City, Belize, on November 13, 2010 to form a human banner asking if the end is near for endangered […]

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Kids’ Ocean Day

NFCC together with the California Coastal Commission helped put together “Kids’ Ocean Day” across California. “Talking Fish” comprised of over 8,800 students appear at five different California beaches marking Kids’ Ocean Day Students learn about the ocean and marine debris, conduct beach cleanups, and form giant aerial art messages photographed from the sky (see http://www.oceanday.net/2011.html). […]

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Bering Crab Quotas Prove Their Worth

Safer, fairer, and saner than expected, “crab rationalization” rewards value creators, aiding one crabber’s fuel-efficiency venture.   By Brad Warren   This is a story I never expected to write. It’s about a Bering Sea crabber whose ingenious startup venture got an unlooked-for boost from the quota system he and I (like many others) once […]

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“Insurance” for Bycatch Article

“Insurance” for bycatch Pooling risk eases fear of disaster tows By Brock Bernstein   When Dave Smith, skipper of the Lisa Melinda out of Newport, OR heads out to fish for whiting, he worries about whether he’ll be going back out the next day. Bycatch caps for four species of rockfish are so tight that […]

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Recent Published Reports

Scigliani, E, 2012. Sweetening the Waters. Published as Appendix 9 of the WA Blue Ribbon Panel Report. Click here to read Bernstein, B., and Iudicello S., July 2002. Decision Analysis: Can it Provide an Effective Tool for Fishery Management? A workshop sponsored by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Ojai, CA. Click here to read […]

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Video Collection

  High Hopes: The Future of Dungeness Crab High Hopes: The Future of Dungeness Crab from Benjamin Drummond + Sara Steele on Vimeo.   Salmon Avoidance in Alaska’s Pollock Fishery Alaska’s largest fishery is pioneering new salmon bycatch avoidance technologies and practices. Courtesy of SeaAlliance Campaign.   IFQs Work for Halibut Fishermen The switch to […]

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Ocean Acidification Events, News, & Links

TED talks at Evergreen MONDAY, February 25th. Learn more about the event in this student generated VIDEO (2 min) OR watch a live WEBCAST on line   Click here for a great story on ocean acidification from KUOW Other helpful links to learn more: NOAA Ocean Acidification Research Page http://www.oceanacidification.noaa.gov/ NOAA PMEL Ocean Acidification Page […]

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