National Fisherman


SEATTLE, Wash. — Dozens of Seattle fishermen rallied Thursday to call on President Barack Obama to stop a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska.
Fishermen said the Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay, Alaska, would threaten local jobs that depend on wild sockeye salmon.
 
A report released last week by the Environmental Protection Agency says pollution from the mine could devastate salmon runs.
 
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., sent a letter to Obama asking him to use the Clean Water Act to halt the mine.
 
"The science is in," Cantwell said. "Oil and water don't mix and neither do salmon and toxic mining pollution."
 
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Inside the Industry

Pat Fiorelli, the long-serving public affairs officer for the New England Fishery Management Council, will step down at the end of July.

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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States. 

The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.

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