Tag Archives: Phil Anderson

Ocean perch stock rebuilt, could lead to more commercial fishing opportunities in 2019

Federal restrictions designed to protect Pacific ocean perch from overfishing have worked well enough for the Pacific Fishery Management Council to consider the fishery “rebuilt,” meaning it will relax restrictions. Once the new rules take effect in 2019 it should have significant economic value to the coast, experts say. “It’s a big deal for fisheries along the coast,” said Phil Anderson, who works with Ocean Gold Seafood in Westport and serves as chairman of the Pacific Fishery Management Council. click here to read the story 09:47

As the Fur Fly’s! Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: An agency split in two — twice

The man who has directed the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for the past six years is stepping down at the end of 2014, and he couldn’t have picked a better time. Or a worse one. ,, One of the department’s most highly decorated investigators started a petition after he retired to remove Anderson and two of the three highest-ranking enforcement officials — one of whom, Cenci, is a defendant in a federal civil-rights lawsuit over allegations from a commercial fishing family that he has harassed them for years.  Read the rest here 11:36