Join us on May 10 to celebrate the West Coast fishing industry and all it contributes to resilient coastal communities. As the federal government and western states fast-track offshore wind energy development, we must ensure that current ocean users and stakeholders have a meaningful seat at the table. The current call areas off Oregon contain some of the most productive fishing grounds for state and federal fisheries, contributing millions of dollars to local economies. These fisheries support tens of thousands of Oregon jobs in rural communities and they are critical to food security.
The May 10 rally starts with presenters who will speak to the importance of commercial fisheries in Oregon. Join us afterward for a seafood BBQ and celebration to recognize the intrinsic link between the seafood industry and the fabric of our coastal communities.