Watershed Restoration Tours AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Project members planned and organized two watershed restoration tours in November of 2008 through a grant from the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. The first tour, on November 6th, focused on the impact of low flows on the Eel River. The second tour, on November 19th, focused on maintaining private lands while protecting public trusts. More information on both tours can be found on […]
President Bush Praises One of Our Own President Bush praised Pietro Parravanno, President of the Institute for Fisheries Resources, at the opening ceremony of Sant Ocean Hall in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C. on September 26, 2008. President Bush closed his speech, which related to the U.S. Ocean Action Plan, by praising Pietro’s accomplishments as a fishermen and longtime fisheries and conservation advocate. He thanked Pietro, noting […]
A Fisherman’s Perspective: Catch Shares Ben Platt, commercial salmon fisherman based out of Fort Bragg, CA, wrote to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a large supporter of “catch shares”, also referred to as Individual Take Quotas (ITQs) or Individual Fishing Quotas (IFQs), providing his own take on them. Visit News & Events to see what he wrote.
Slow Food Nation 2008 The first Slow Food Nation meeting was held Labor Day weekend (August 29 – September 1) in San Francisco. Over 60,000 people converged on San Francisco to celebrate and consume good, clean, and fair food. The Institute for Fisheries Resources, along with Commercial Fishermen of America, have been working with the Slow Food planning committee to ensure that fishermens’ role in our country’s food system was […]