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NOAA Cites Sea Level Rise Report a Global Wake Up Call
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are citing their new Sea Level Rise Report as a global wake-up call that offers America information on how to best position the U.S. for the future.  >READ MORE

Washington DNR Offers New Salmon Recovery Plan
A 10-year “tree-to-sea” plan is underway for Washington state’s Snohomish River watershed, to boost
salmon habitat for as many as 16 populations of salmonids listed as endangered or threatened, an issue that impacts the entire marine food web up to Puget Sound’s iconic orcas.  >READ MORE

Cook Inlet Fishermen Challenge End to Federal Waters Fishery
Commercial salmon fishermen in Alaska have mounted a new legal effort to restore their right to fish in the federal waters of Cook Inlet. >READ MORE

CDFW Awards $13M for Coho Recovery Projects
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has awarded $13 million to 15 multi-benefit restoration and projection projects for the state’s North Coast coho salmon recovery, via its Proposition 1 grant program. >READ MORE

New Bristol Bay Protection Plan Launched
Bristol Bay commercial fishermen have launched two new campaigns against the proposed Pebble mine, which would extract copper, gold and molybdenum from land abutting the Bristol Bay watershed. >READ MORE

Guest Column: Divisiveness Should Not Have a Role in Commercial Fisheries
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines divisive as “creating disunity or dissension.” And unless you’ve been stuck on a boat for the last decade or so, you know that divisiveness is prevalent in today’s society. It bears noting, however, that not all division is bad. Divisiveness can also result in meaningful debates which can move forward certain thoughts and/or ideas.

I am seeing a growing trend in commercial fisheries where we divide ourselves into groups based upon specific attributes. Whether it be vessel size, gear type utilized, home port, market you choose to serve, etc. Personally, I have made a concerted effort to avoid bashing one segment of our industry in order to benefit another. That was not always the case.  >READ MORE