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According to a new report, “The Economic Importance of the Bristol Bay Salmon Industry.” (http://preview.tinyurl.com/BBSalmonReport), the Bristol Bay, Alaska commercial salmon fishery is the... Full story

 

Rules Revisited

In this space last month (Playing by the Rules, February 2013) we noted that a group of Southern California brail-boat squid fishermen were concerned about an influx of big foreign-built seiners parti... Full story

 

Playing by the Rules

Something Fishy in the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission In mid-January the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to adopt major reforms for the Columbia River, including... Full story

 

Who Benefits?

Cui bono? That’s Latin, for “who benefits?” The responsibility for an act can usually be determined by asking who stands to gain as a result of the act. At press time, the Oregon Fish and... Full story

 

Murky Science

As Sara Randall, Glen Spain and Zeke Grader point out in this month’s PCFFA column beginning on page 18, the need for good science should be obvious to everyone; the problems with “bad science... Full story

 

Setting an Example

As we reported in this space last month, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has asked the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to ban commercial gillnets on the main stem of the Columbia River.... Full story

 

Lame Ducks and Anglers

In a presumed bid to curry favor with sport fishermen, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has asked the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to ban commercial gillnets on the main stem of the Columbia... Full story

 

Wave the Flag!

This month Margie Bauman reports on the annual celebration of wild Alaska salmon and the people who depend on them, Salmonstock, which took place in early August on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The... Full story

 

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