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Fisheries Knowledge Exchange Webinar Series

Learn more about conversations hosted by Local Catch on a variety of topics relevant to community fisheries across the nation.

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CFN Regional Updates – April 2017

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From keeping an eye on the scallop fishery to helping research shrimp stocks on the East coast to Alaskan fishermen advocating for the next generation in Washington, D.C., our members have been busy.

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“Boat-to-School” Programs Source Fresh Seafood for Students

New programs in three states support local seafood markets while educating children By Ann Guth November 7, 2016 | CivilEats A few years ago, Alan Lovewell had a vision. He wanted to replace the bland, deep-fried anonymous “fish” served in school cafeterias with flavorful, locally caught seafood—as a way to bring nutrition to the kids in his area, and help them understand where their food comes from. Lovewell had created a community supported fishery (CSF) subscription service called Real Good Fish, which provides local seafood direct to consumers, in much ...

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West Coast fishermen named Champions of Change

Congratulations to community-based fisheries representatives Linda Behnken and Alan Lovewell, who were recognized last week by the White House for their leadership and innovation in promoting sustainable fishing practices. By Laura Ford October 10, 2016 | Ecotrust blog On Friday, October 7, the White House recognized twelve individuals from across the country as “White House Champions of Change for Sustainable Seafood,” including small-boat fisherman Linda Behnken of Sitka, Alaska and Real Good Fish founder Alan Lovewell of Moss Landing, California. The ...

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You Should Be Eating More Amazing Oregon Fish

More than 80 percent of Oregon-caught fish is shipped out of state or overseas. Port Orford Sustainable Seafood is looking to build local markets to keep more of the local catch in local kitchens.

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CFN Regional Updates for April 2016

Starting in February 2016 and continuing every other month, we will be collecting and sharing updates from all of our Network members. The following is a suite of regional updates from April 2016.

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CFN Regional Updates for February 2016

Starting in February and continuing every other month, we will be collecting and sharing updates from all of our Network members. The beginning of 2016 has been an especially busy time, and we have many updates to share!

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This new bill means more cash for California fishermen

A new bill in California allows fishermen to form markets for the daily catch. CFN Member Pete Halmay of the San Diego Fishermen's Working Group talks about their experience participating in the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market.

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Community Supported Fishery Wins Grant

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The Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association (ALFA) has received a $4,500 grant to expand Alaskans Own, a community-supported fishery program. The grant comes from Northwest Farm Credit Services, which awards grants to rural communities three times a year.

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If Alaska’s leaders put ‘fish first,’ we’ll prosper for generations

As all Alaskans know, the foundation of our sustainable fisheries is habitat. Alaska’s position as a world leader in fisheries sustainability and top producer of wild seafood is a clear result of the fact that we have the most intact, continuous and unaltered freshwater and marine habitat in the world. However, protecting that habitat demands constant vigilance. If today’s leaders and policymakers don’t continue the tradition, that leadership position will be lost.

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