UPDATE - APRIL 6, 2023 ---- Read the letter sent to BOEM and Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek here.News Release from Midwater Trawlers Cooperative...
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Buying Oregon seafood is a plus for human rights
According to a study obtained by the Oregon Coast Visitors Association, nine of the 10 top countries importing seafood into Oregon are characterized as medium to high risks on the Global Slavery Index. Oregon seafood is both delicious and a win for human rights.
Solving problems won’t happen without honest conversation
Anchorage Daily News published a deeply misleading opinion piece on Dec. 9, 2022, requiring an honest and thoughtful response. Click on...
RODA seeks summary judgement in Vineyard Wind lawsuit
RODA (Responsible Offshore Development Association) moved for summary judgement against the federal government's approval of the Vineyard...
Op-ed: What science says about the sustainability of trawling (by Ray Hilborn)
There is no question that bottom-trawling has environmental impacts, as all food production does, but there is misinformation floating around about the true impact of bottom-trawling, especially in comparison to other types of fishing and food production.
BOEM to take public comment on June 15 in Newport
(NEWPORT, OR) – Representatives of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will be in Newport on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 to hear...
The Daily Yonder looks at wind energy threat to fishing
Online non-profit newsroom The Daily Yonder took a deep dive into the issue of offshore wind development and impact on coastal communities and the commercial fishing industry.
Fishing interests unite at May 10 rally
Fishermen, seafood processors, marine suppliers, scientists, and members of multi-generational fishing families gathered in Coos Bay on Tuesday to send a unified message: protect U.S. fishermen.
May 10 Pro-Fishing Rally – Join us!
Join us on May 10 to celebrate the West Coast fishing industry and all it contributes to resilient coastal communities. As the federal...
Wildlife and fishing groups unite over offshore wind
In what may seem like an unusual partnership, numerous environmental organizations joined forces with fishing industry leaders this week to raise further concerns about proposed wind energy development off the Oregon coast.
Seafood industry unites against BOEM plans for Oregon offshore wind development
Offshore wind energy is coming to Oregon, according to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, but the seafood industry says it’s an oncoming windstorm.
MTC Director Heather Mann joins OPB to talk research about by-catch reduction
In response to a new study that offers dynamic, temporary closures of certain fishing grounds as a way of reducing by-catch, MTC’s Heather Mann joined researcher Ray Hilborn for a conversation on Oregon Public Radio’s “Think Out Loud” program.