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