LANDMARK DECISION IN WASHINGTON TRIBAL FISHERIES LAW HELPS SALMON PASSAGE

     The Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals ruled on 27 June, 2016 in United States, et al. v State of Washington 13-35474, 2:01-sp-00001-RSM; 2:70-cv-09213-RSM, that Washington State must more quickly repair hundreds of road culverts blocking salmon migration, affirming a 2013 lower court decision. The Ninth Circuit ruled that Salmon passage through these … Continue reading LANDMARK DECISION IN WASHINGTON TRIBAL FISHERIES LAW HELPS SALMON PASSAGE

Crabbers Take Lead to Address Whale Entanglements

Press release PDF available here. Monterey Bay – California’s commercial fishing industry is adopting a suite of emergency actions to minimize the possibility of whale interactions with Dungeness crab gear, including voluntarily standing down from productive crab grounds around the Monterey Submarine Canyon to avoid high concentrations of whales feeding in the area. Crabbers are … Continue reading Crabbers Take Lead to Address Whale Entanglements

PCFFA’s Habitat Protection Program

“The increasing loss of fish habitat, to pollution, unwise development and other human activities, is the single largest long-term threat to the future viability of the marine fisheries of the United States … Protection of habitat is the cheapest investment the nation can make to sustain productive fisheries…” —— From Hinman, K. and C. Safina … Continue reading PCFFA’s Habitat Protection Program

PCFFA Fishermen’s News March 2013 – Congress Must Act to Restore the Klamath

March, 2013 To Download a PDF version of this Article, click here! CONGRESS MUST ACT TO RESTORE THE KLAMATH By Glen Spain One of the most important and most urgent actions that can be done to restore the battered West Coast ocean commercial salmon fisheries in the “Lower 48” is to restore the valuable and … Continue reading PCFFA Fishermen’s News March 2013 – Congress Must Act to Restore the Klamath

Fisheries Observer Programs and Info

THE PACIFIC COAST FEDERATION OF FISHERMEN’S ASSOCIATIONS Fisheries Observer Program Links and Contacts The intent of this web page is to bring together in one location information on fisheries observer programs from around the world. Currently, information on fisheries monitoring is scattered and rarely reaches the public. Yet, observer data is used by scientists, wildlife … Continue reading Fisheries Observer Programs and Info