Good news from the coast


Seattle Times reports that.”West Coast fishery rebounds in rare conservation ‘home run’”

After years of fear and uncertainty, bottom trawler fishermen — those who use nets to scoop up rockfish, bocaccio, sole, Pacific Ocean perch and other deep-dwelling fish — are making a comeback here, reinventing themselves as a sustainable industry less than two decades after authorities closed huge stretches of the Pacific Ocean because of the species’ depletion.

Celebrate by buying some locally caught bottom fish tonight! It’s really important to reward these fishermen for their hard won successes. Many others went bankrupt waiting for this rebound to happen.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/west-coast-fishery-rebounds-in-rare-conservation-home-run/

 

2 Responses

  1. Key City has recently had red rock fish filets for just $6/pound, I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious they were. And now I know why they were so inexpensive. Happy new year, L

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  2. This is great news. I am still somewhat skeptical of industry. I hope the independent observers are truly independent and this practice is truly sustainable. Is farmed Tilapia such a bad thing?

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