Fisheries Knowledge Exchange Webinar Series

Coming up at 12PM EST on May 10, Local Catch will host a conversation on connecting the buy direct movement in community fisheries to the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement.

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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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United We Fish!

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Small-scale fishermen - like those of Port Clyde Fresh Catch - join forces to create new niche markets for their sustainably harvested product through community supported fisheries

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High costs discourage young Alaskans from commercial fishing

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A report by the Alaska Marine Conservation Council uncovers the challenges faced by Alaska's young fishermen.

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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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How Alaska’s smaller boats compete with vast trawlers

Alaskan halibut fishermen face limited access to resource as consolidated quotas and out-of-state permit holders tie up more of the state's catch. Meanwhile, factory trawlers are dumping millions of pounds of dead halibut overboard as by-catch.

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Community-Supported Fisheries: A better way to buy fish?

Carl Safina explores the growing adoption of community supported fisheries nationwide. Featuring our partners at Local Catch!

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