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  • Farming in federal waters: NMFS promotes offshore aquaculture

    Farming in federal waters: NMFS promotes offshore aquaculture

    With a strong federal interest in opening federal waters to private aquaculture companies, especially to expand finfish farming, the EEZ promises to become the next hot zone.
  • Apprentices at sea

    Apprentices at sea

    Finding enthusiastic crew candidates with some experience who love the challenge of fishing and take to the work in Alaska’s spectacular environment is critical to success of our fisheries.
  • Fisheries in the fray

    Fisheries in the fray

    While NMFS Director Chris Oliver assured the audience at Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle this fall that the Trump administration is supportive of his fishing friendly agenda, threats to fishery habitat and fishing grounds loom …
  • Remembering the epic Northwest Atlantic winter storms of 1876

    Remembering the epic Northwest Atlantic winter storms of 1876

    It is midwinter, a time when Georges Bank and other areas of the North Atlantic have a well-earned reputation for unruly behavior. After this bomb cyclone passes over the Northwest Atlantic, the next few days …
  • Clearing the water

    Clearing the water

    The Cooke Aquaculture disaster is more than just a breach of a net pen. It’s a breach of trust.
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