The Sorting Table features stories from National Fisherman contributors and guest bloggers.
Written by Leslie Taylor
2007 - Top row, from left:
Lynn Guitard, Aaron Ficek and “barn door” on the F/V Seahawk, Dutch Harbor, Alaska
Tom Stickel on the F/V Regina, Morro Bay, Calif.
Alyssa Erikson on the F/V Harvest Moon, Gloucester, Mass.
Laurrie “Dickie-Bird” Wickens and Al Henneberry on the F/V Dream Warrior,
East Jeddore, Nova Scotia
Scott Mitchell, 10, and Mike Kohler on the F/V Ishmael, Hingham, Mass.
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...