Fall 2003

Plundering the Pacific

Part 1: The CATS
Who Run
the Fishhouse

Imagine the CEO of Weyerhaeuser appointed to run the national forests. As part of the deal, he gets to keep his old job. Federal law wouldn't allow it, of course. It's a simple conflict of interest. But when it comes to the folks who regulate ocean fishing, conflicts of interest are not only permissible, they're a regular part of the game. Full story.

Western Pacific council pushes plan to quash historic coral reserve. Council puts corals, spiny lobster and rare monk seal at risk so a few can profit. Full story.

They took millions of lobsters, and monk seal pups starved to death. Graphic (large file).

Science Friction. Industry resists Pew Commission’s call for change. Full story.

Marine mammals killed by Pacific fisheries. Graphic (large file).

How to speak “fisheries”. Full story.

Glossary

 

Part 2: The Rockfish Files.

Documents show the Pacific Fishery Management Council ignored scientific advice as it let the bottom dwellers crash. Full story.

These stocks are down. Hundreds of tons of imperiled rockfish are killed and wasted as bycatch each year in West Coast fisheries. Graphic (large file).

Private ownership of a public resource? The IFQ debate. Full story.

 

Part 3: Essential Coral Gardens

North Pacific council rejects plan to protect coral and sponge, though the plan meant
little reduction in commercial fishing. Full story.

Protecting our Undersea Yellowstones. Scientists find marine reserves build bigger fish and produce more young. Full story.

From Baja to Bering. Exploring coral and sponge secrets along the West Coast and Alaska. Graphic (large file).

 

POSTER MAP

Net effects: A conservation map of the North Pacific. Graphic (very large file).

 

Editorials:

Fixing our Failed Fisheries.

What you can do for the Pacific Ocean.

 

More information:

North Pacific Ocean Conservation Directory.

 

Poachers R Us
A follow up article from Dec. 31, 2003, in the Honolulu Weekly

 

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The Cascadia Times Fall 2003 issue, "Plundering the Pacific," investigates the decline of the North Pacfic Ocean and its wildlife in the wake of decades of industrial scale fishing.

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FEDERAL LINKS

Magnuson Sustainable Fisheries Act
www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/magact

Marine Mammal Commission
www.mmc.gov

National Marine Sanctuaries
www.sanctuaries.nos.noaa.gov

NOAA Fisheries
www.nmfs.noaa.gov

North Pacific Fishery Management Council
www.fakr.noaa.gov/npfmc

Pacific Fishery Management Council
www.pcouncil.org

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
www.psmfc.org

Western Pacific Management Council
www.wpcouncil.org

 

FISHING & SEAFOOD
Hawai`i Longline Association
www.rrhi.com/hla

Western Seafood Producers Association
www.wcspa.com

Fishermen's Marketing Association
www.trawl.org

Heads Up! West Coast fisheries
www.heads-up.net

Pacific Coast Fed.of Fishermen’s Assoc.
www.pcffa.org

United Anglers
www.unitedanglers.org


SCIENCE LINKS
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
www.afsc.noaa.gov

Monterey Bay Aquarium
www.mbayaq.org

Northwest Fisheries Science Center
www.nwfsc.noaa.gov

Oregon Sea Grant
seagrant.oregonstate.edu

Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
www.nmfs.hawaii.edu

Stanford Fisheries Policy Project
fisheries.stanford.edu/resources.html

NON-GOVERNMENT
ORGANIZATIONS
Alaska Marine Conservation Council
www.akmarine.org

Alaska Oceans Network
www.alaskaoceans.net

Aquarium of the Pacific
www.aquariumofpacific.org

Audubon Society of Portland
www.audubonportland.org/cons/marine.html

California Coastkeeper
www.cacoastkeeper.org

Center for Biological Diversity
www.sw-center.org/swcbd

Earthjustice Honolulu
http://www.earthjustice.org/regional/honolulu

Environmental Defense - Hawaii
www.edf.org/hawaii

Environment Hawaii
planet-hawaii.com/environment

Georgia Strait Alliance
www.georgiastrait.org

Hawai`i Audubon
www.hawaiiaudubon.com

Institute for Fishery Resources
www.ifrfish.org

KAHEA
www.kahea.org

Living Oceans Society
www.livingoceans.org

Marine Conservation Biology Institute
www.mcbi.org

Marine Fish Conservation Network
www.conservefish.org

Natural Resources Defense Council
www.nrdc.org/water/oceans/default.asp

Ocean Conservancy
www.oceanconservancy.org

Oceana
www.oceana.org
www.savecorals.com

Ocean Wilderness Network
www.oceanwildernessnetwork.org

Oregon Sea Conference
Dec. 6, 2003 at Portland State University. Workshops on the Politics of the Ocean, what you can do, more.
www.audubonportland.org

Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition
home.teleport.com/~orshores

Pacific Marine Conservation Council
www.pmcc.org

People for Puget Sound
www.pugetsound.org

Turtle Island Restoration Network
http://www.seaturtles.org

Seaweb
www.seaweb.org

Surfrider Foundation
www.surfrider.org