Via Youtube: The West Coast groundfish fishery is an American success story almost two decades in the making. In the 1990s, the previously abundant fishery collapsed, and was declared a federal disaster. Fishermen voluntarily pulled boats out of the water and worked in partnership with environmental nonprofits, and fishery management councils to fundamentally change the way they fished. 14 years later, after more than a decade of hard work, 13 species became MSC certified as sustainable. Now more abundant than ever, this fishery is thriving off of the California, Oregon, and Washington coast.

Advertisements

Written by JuneauTek

Commercial Fishing Along The Pacific West Coast

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s