From the Blog

#ProtectUSFishermen Rally in Coos Bay

More than 200 people attended this May 10th rally representing interests across the seafood industry – from harvesters and processors, to supply companies, scientists, and consumers. The message was unified: offshore wind development should not displace commercial fishing.

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Sustainable fishing is smart fishing

Sustainable fishing is smart fishing

For those in the world of commercial fishing, sustainability is an ever-present part of the thought process when selecting new gear, targeting certain fishing grounds, and making decisions about the future of these multi-generational businesses. After all, without sustainability, future generations won’t have a fishing business to take over.

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Understanding Offshore Wind, Commercial Fisheries, and Coastal Economies

Understanding Offshore Wind, Commercial Fisheries, and Coastal Economies

Even without floating offshore wind farms, the ocean off Oregon is an obstacle course, not an open grassy plain. As the harvesters of healthy seafood for the nation who simultaneously support thousands of Oregon jobs both onshore and on the water, the concerns of the fishing industry regarding offshore energy development must be acknowledged and minimized.

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Recognize and Celebrate Responsible Federal Fisheries Management

Recognize and Celebrate Responsible Federal Fisheries Management

Today’s trawl cod catcher vessel boat owners and the captains and crew are forward thinking, they are technologically savvy, they care deeply for our natural resources and minimizing incidental catch. The Council process worked exactly as it was intended, resulting in a responsible federal fisheries management action that we can all be proud of.

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