NOAA's Janet Coit talks to Ocean Strategies' Principal Brett Veerhusen to talk about seafood, coastal communities, and the latest updates in fisheries policy.
Alaska commercial fisherman and Ocean Strategies consultant Hannah Heimbuch recently participated in a unique approach to seafood news stories, spending a morning in a Seattle studio kitchen recording 26 back-to-back interviews talking sustainable seafood and how to prepare it with news hosts across the country.
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.
Representatives from Ocean Strategies joined a stakeholder group of more than 20 for a January trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, where they explored native fish ponds (loko i’a), the National Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA), Blue Ocean Mariculture, Ocean Era, the Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resource Center (PACRC — an extension program associated with the University of Hawaii at Hilo) and other local fishery and aquaculture resources and caretakers.