Noah Oppenheim, Executive Director Noah has pursued a career at the intersection of fisheries industry, science, management, and policy for over eight years. Having worked as a commercial fisherman, a federal fisheries observer, and a staffer in the US House of Representatives, Oppenheim brings a well rounded approach to the preservation of living marine … Continue reading Staff

Welcome to PCFFA

The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) is by far the largest and most active trade association of commercial fishermen on the west coast. For the last 40 years, we have been leading the industry in assuring the rights of individual fishermen and fighting for the long-term survival of commercial fishing as a productive livelihood … Continue reading Welcome to PCFFA

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


As its lengthy name makes clear, The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) is an “umbrella” group made up of diverse commercial fishing associations all along the West Coast. PCFFA is, in fact, a federation of many different port and fishermen’s marketing associations with members spanning San Diego to Alaska. It is a “bottom-up” … Continue reading About PCFFA

Fishermen’s News July 2014

Click here to download a PDF of this article. Confessions of a Worried Man By Zeke Grader I suppose I should have been feeling good. In late April the National Marine Fisheries Service released its two reports, Fisheries Economics of the United States 2012(, and the Status of U.S. Fisheries 2013 ( According to the … Continue reading Fishermen’s News July 2014

Fishermen’s News June 2014

Click here to download a PDF of this article. FAUX CONSERVATION — LOOK BEYOND THE LABEL By Zeke Grader, Dave Bitts A Federal Register notice went out in late January, 2014 seeking comments on alternatives to a harvest control rule for winter-run Chinook salmon “impacted by the ocean salmon fisheries.” In February a bill was … Continue reading Fishermen’s News June 2014