San Francisco Community Fishing Association Opens! It took a long time (2005 – 2011) but the fleet of small, family-owned commercial fishing vessels that call San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf home, now have their own business. A business that will allow the fishermen to decide how much they can get for their catch and where they will sell it. This video documents the first phase in a new way the San […]
Stop the Certification of Farmed Salmon as “Sustainable” and “Responsible” The Institute for Fisheries Resources has joined the Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture (GAAIA) and a slew of other organizations in taking a stand against the certification of farmed salmon as “responsible” and “sustainable” by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. The Aquaculture Stewardship Council has proposed a farmed salmon certification system called the “Standards for Responsible Salmon Aquaculture” which shamefully allows: […]
Urge Congress To Take A Stand Against GE Fish! Support the Bipartisan Legislation to Ban GE Fish, Require Labeling: Despite nearly 400,000 comments in opposition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to announce its approval of genetically engineered (GE) salmon any day now. To make matters worse, FDA argues that these GE salmon don’t even need to be labeled! Go to the Center for Food Safety website to […]
The IFR and Other Groups Sue for More Water Over Dams for Salmon In efforts to protect salmon and steelhead, the IFR and other conservation and fisherman’s groups sued the Washington state Department of Ecology on Thursday June 3, 2010 to allow more water to spill over dams along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The lawsuit’s goal is to lift some of Washington’s Department of Ecology standards on the amount […]
Farmed Salmon Exposed – The Global Reach of the Norwegian Salmon Farming Industry The IFR is pleased to be a part of the 25+ groups from Norway, Canada, Chile, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, UK, and the US to participate in this Tuesday 16 February global launch of “Farmed Salmon Exposed – The global reach of the Norwegian salmon farming industry.” Follow the link below to watch this highly anticipated 4 part […]
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.