The Sorting Table features stories from National Fisherman contributors and guest bloggers.
Written by Leslie Taylor
2009 - Top row from left:
Bobbie McNeley, Jack Nelson and Jenny Johnson on the I Sweetie, Nelson Lagoon, Alaska
David Floyd and Scott Floyd, Pascagoula, Miss.
Philip Ruhle III on the Sea Breeze, Newport, R.I.
Justin Jones and Garret Donovick on the Contender, Coos Bay, Ore.
Kevin Sweet and Chris White on the Mary Baker, Kittery Point, Maine
Max Hames on the Karen II, Nushagak River, Alaska
I.D. Midgett Sr. and I.D. Midgett Jr. on the Miss Bertie, Salvo, N.C.
Chris Petersen and Alan Petersen on the Maggie Lynn, Muskegon, Mich.
The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.
Last week, Alaska senators Lisa Murkowski (R), Dan Sullivan (R) and Rep. Don Young (R) asked Secretary of State John Kerry to negotiate with Canadian leaders to make sure appropriate environmental safeguards are in place for mine development in Southeast Alaska.
The congressional delegation explained the importance of this issue to Alaskans and the need for assurances that the water quality in transboundary waters between Alaska and Canada will be maintained.Read more...