In this fall edition of the policy report you will find: updates on the overflowing salmon market, seafood issues in the Farm Bill, new strategic plans from NOAA, and more seafood industry issues.
Ocean Strategies Senior Consultant Jes Hathaway sat down with Brenda Asuncion, the Hui Mālama Loko I'a Coordinator for Kua'aina Ulu 'Auamo (KUA), to discuss the restoration of traditional Hawaiian fishponds, the Hawaiian communities' role as caretakers of their lands and waters, and how we can advance community-based natural resource management through continued advocacy for indigenous practices and food systems.
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.
Ocean Strategies Principal Brett Veerhusen sat down with Clayward Tam, Director of Cooperative Fisheries Research for the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group, about what fisheries issues are rising to the top in the West Pacific, how they bring together different islands and voices in the management process, and what can be done to make fisheries management more adaptive, inclusive, and equitable.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency have made moves to protect Bristol Bay’s wildlife, its habitats, and the people whose lives and livelihoods depend on this abundant ecosystem. Now, NOAA, which houses the National Marine Fisheries Service, is accepting public comments on a proposed Equity and Environmental Justice policy through August 31, 2022. So what does this have to do with Pebble?