Tag Archives: Fisheries of the United States

Editorial: Fishing essential in monetary and cultural ways

map1For fishing communities, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual publication about commercial landings makes great reading. As we’ve observed in the past, “Fisheries of the United States” is interesting here in much the same way crop reports are a topic of fascination for farmers. Make no bones about it: Irrespective of decades of impressive economic diversification, the Lower Columbia and nearby places like Garibaldi, Newport, Willapa Bay and Westport, Washington, are fishing communities in essential cultural and monetary ways. Fishing dollars bounce around coastal towns and bolster the business climate in much the way fish fertilizer makes plants prosper. Analysis of multiyear trends points out some disturbing news about the strength of commercial fisheries on the Lower Columbia. The 2015 edition of the annual fisheries compendium from the National Marine Fisheries Service finds Astoria-area landings at something of a low ebb. Read the editorial here 09:10

Three Days left to Comment on Proposed Rule on National Standard 1: Deadline is Sept. 15

September 10, 2012 — A reminder that the deadline for comment on the Proposed Rule on National Standard 1, which was originally scheduled for August 1, has been extended until Sept. 15. There are five days left to comment.

http://www.savingseafood.org/regulations/five-days-left-to-comment-on-proposed-rule-on-national-standard-1-deadline-is-sep-2.html

Fisheries of the United States; National Standard 1 Guidelines  https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/05/03/2012-10683/fisheries-of-the-united-states-national-standard-1-guidelines