The Sorting Table features stories from National Fisherman contributors and guest bloggers.
Written by Leslie Taylor
2008 - Top row, from left:
Nellie and Jem Pedicord on the F/V Littleton, Cordova, Alaska
“Cousin Matt” Damigella on the F/V Mary Baker, Asia Rip, Mass.
Bobby Maki on the F/V Terri Sue, Shinnecock, N.Y.
Capt. Jonathan Bunce, F/V Bridget Leigh Rye, N.H.
Evan, Adam and Hanna Peterman on the F/V Iver P. Nore, Noyes Island, Alaska
Sophie O’Connell on the F/V Kathy Ann, Bristol Bay, Alaska
Keith Edens, Ray Edens, Jake Reddernick, Mark Edens on the F/V Lady Kay, Valdez Arm, Alaska
Edward Beam and son Bradey on the F/V Cohorona, Sitka, Alaska
NMFS recently released a draft action plan for fish discard and release mortality science, creating a list of actions that they hope can better inform fisheries.
We know that fishermen have to deal with bycatch by discarding or releasing unwanted catch overboard, but there is a data gap regarding how those fish survive.Read more...
A new study has identified a set of features common to all ocean ecosystems that provide a visual diagnosis of the health of the underwater environment coastal communities rely on.
Together, the features detail cumulative effects of threats -- such as overfishing, pollution, and invasive species, allowing responders to act faster to increase ocean resiliency and sustainability.Read more...