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  • Farewell Thane Tienson, Salmon Champion

    Farewell Thane Tienson, Salmon Champion

    We lost a champion for salmon, for fishing people, and for the rivers and waters that produce fish for everyone. Thane Tienson, a founding board member of the National Fisheries Conservation Center, died in January.  “Thane was a mentor, a brother, and a dear friend to me and to this organization. We were fortunate to work with him more than 25 years,” said GOH Director Brad Warren. His hometown newspaper, The Daily Astorian, published a fine tribute here. Check out the lovely podcast Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Thane Tienson: “Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham are joined by Brad Warren and Greg Tozian to celebrate Thane’s life and his legacy as a person and devoted advocate for the fisheries, environment, and the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. Thane lived a remarkable life. He cared deeply about people, especially the little guys, and quietly and steadily devoted his professional skills to help others. He was a renowned environmental lawyer, admired throughout the Pacific Northwest, and is remembered for his unfailing generosity, superb storytelling and indelible courage. Along with Brad, Thane co-founded the National … Continue Reading

  • Offshore wind: Seven things every fisheries professional needs to know

    Offshore wind: Seven things every fisheries professional needs to know

    July 2nd, 2020, by Annie Hawkins, NationalFisherman.com By now, you have probably seen quite a bit about offshore wind energy development planned for multiple regions of the United States. Fishermen and related businesses understandably run the gamut from bewildered (“That would never happen where I fish”), to overwhelmed (“There’s too much else going on to … Continue Reading

  • West Coast Dungeness Crab Stable or Increasing Even With Intensive Harvest, Research Shows

    West Coast Dungeness Crab Stable or Increasing Even With Intensive Harvest, Research Shows

    Despite worrying signs of ocean change impacting Dungeness crab, the West Coast’s prolific coastwide crab fishery just keeps on giving—and lately, even increasing. Credit sound fishery management, but don’t doze off. – Brad Warren, Director of NFCC March 4th, 2020 NOAA Fisheries The West Coast Dungeness crab fishery doesn’t just support the most valuable annual … Continue Reading

  • Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement

    Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement

    This is a useful synthesis of current knowledge on ocean alkalinity enhancement, an approach to carbon removal that could have far-reaching effects (both positive and negative) on the ocean and coastal communities. This amounts to capturing carbon dioxide and trapping it back in mineral form. Getting the CO2 to stay put, maximizing its benefits, and managing … Continue Reading

  • Future Of Salmon In A Warming World – Part 2

    Future Of Salmon In A Warming World – Part 2

    By JOHANNA.EURICH • FEB 11, 2020 KYUK.org In the first of a two-part series, we explored the effects of warming river water on salmon. Now we take a look at the warming ocean, and what that means to the Yukon River king run. Managers have noticed that in recent years, smaller, younger king salmon are returning to salmon … Continue Reading

  • Future Of Salmon In A Warming World – Part 1

    Future Of Salmon In A Warming World – Part 1

    By JOHANNA EURICH • FEB 7, 2020 KYUK.org Recent research indicates that extremely warm temperatures can turn Alaska’s salmon streams into unfriendly, even lethal habitats. While Alaskan scientists are just beginning to study the impact of warmer temperatures on salmon streams, it is already a familiar reality for many Canadian fish biologists. Warming temperatures in British Columbia’s Fraser … Continue Reading