The 2023 Wrap Up of the National Fisheries Policy Report includes what we're tracking for 2024, our policy wrap of 2023, & the latest on the major federal fisheries bills.
Ocean Strategies Senior Consultant Hannah Heimbuch recently sat down with Dr. Michael Rubino, NOAA Fisheries' Senior Advisor for Seafood Strategy. They discussed an overview of NOAA's upcoming National Seafood Strategy, public comments for which closes the end of March. NOAA Fisheries is tasked with management and conservation of the Nation's seafood resources, for sustainability, food security and local-to-national benefit. The seafood strategy provides an overview of how NOAA Fisheries will address that task in the coming years, recognizing that challenges like climate change require new approaches to existing goals. Hannah spoke with Dr. Rubino about how they'll complete and implement this overarching set of priorities.
In this summer edition of the policy report you will find: information about proposed federal policies such as the Inflation Reduction Act, the American Fisheries Advisory Committee, Alaska's special election results, and permanent protections for Pebble Mine, as well as Team Ocean Strategies updates and a Q&A with Clayward Tam.