Pacific Ocean Conservation


  • By Protecting Forage Fish, Oregon Can Help Boost Ocean Health

    It’s not every day that representatives of sport fishing, commercial fishing, and conservation organizations can find common ground. Yet when it comes to maintaining a cornerstone of a healthy Pacific Ocean, the three of us are in full agreement. While we may have differing views on some fishery management policies, we know that a productive ocean benefits everyone—from those of us... Read More

  • Pew Commends NOAA for Conserving West Coast Forage Fish

    PORTLAND, Oregon—The Pew Charitable Trusts today commended the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service for a new federal rule that protects dozens of forage fish species in federal waters along the U.S. West Coast. The rule establishes precautionary protection for many small, schooling fish because of their importance as a food source for seabirds, marine... Read More

  • Time for Oregon to Protect Forage Fish

    Take a trip to the Oregon coast and you’re likely to be struck by the immensity of the world around you: Huge breaching whales visible on the horizon, a hulking salmon or tuna at the end of a fishing line, vast flocks of seabirds such as sooty shearwaters skimming the ocean’s surface. Read More

Little Forage Fish are A Big Deal

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Barbara Semedo

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