We are pleased to announce a new webinar series, Fisheries Knowledge Exchange, on local seafood distribution, small-scale fisheries, and coastal community development starting March 23, 2016. This bi-monthly webinar series is a collaboration between LocalCatch.org, the Community Fisheries Network, Sea Grant Fisheries Extension Network, and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance. The webinars will always be free and offer attendees the opportunity to hear best practices, tips for success, or simply learn more about new and innovative projects.
Over the years, Alaskan halibut fishermen have faced big reductions in their harvest limits while factory trawlers dump millions of pounds of dead halibut overboard as by-catch. Quotas are becoming consolidated into fewer hands, and fishing permits are leaving Alaska’s small coastal communities and heading out of state.