Washington Tribes Support I-1631

Washington tribal leaders released a series of videos endorsing initiative 1631. Tribes were integral in crafting the initiative to ensure it works well for rural and resource-dependent communities. They brought their wisdom and their muscle to the table and really improved the final result.

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Mining power: EPA’s Pruitt aims to short-circuit Clean Water Act

By Jessica Hathaway  June 28, 2018, NationalFisherman.com Three days before the deadline for public comments on the proposed Pebble Mine project  in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt directed his staff to create a rule limiting the agency’s ability to regulate projects under Clean Water Act guidelines. These are the exact guidelines that commercial fishermen and […]

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Shipping to halve carbon footprint by 2050 under first sector-wide climate strategy

Published on 04/13/2018 Countries adopted a compromise emissions target at the International Maritime Organization on Friday, with further battles to come over how to put it into practice By Sara Stefanini Global shipping must at least halve its emissions by 2050, under a hard-fought international deal that for the first time sets the sector on course to shrink […]

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Simple rules can help fishery managers cope with ecological complexity

To successfully manage fisheries, factors in the environment that affect fish — like food sources, predators and habitat — should be considered as part of a holistic management plan. That approach is gaining traction in fisheries management, but there has been no broad-scale evaluation of whether considering these ecosystem factors makes any economic sense for […]

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The Alaska Fisheries Miracle

A video made by Brad Matsen (one of our board members) and Mark Brinster to illustrate the value of documenting the past history of successful fisheries management. It includes interviews with fishermen and scientists, explaining the miracle of the Alaskan/North Pacific sustainable fisheries. A project of the the National Fisheries Conservation Center to archive stories […]

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The Law That’s Saving American Fisheries

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act: It’s a Keeper This in-depth and comprehensive look at our nation’s most important fisheries management law was the result of the combined work of several of our board members, at the request of some of the most prestigious national conservation funders. As the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act […]

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Our Deadened, Carbon-Soaked Seas

Ocean and coastal waters around the world are beginning to tell a disturbing story. The seas, like a sponge, are absorbing increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, so much so that the chemical balance of our oceans and coastal waters is changing and a growing threat to marine ecosystems. Over the past 200 […]

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