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Indigenous fishing rights in the PNW

In 1994, United States District Judge Edward Rafeedie made a historic ruling: Members of the Skokomish Indian Tribe are entitled to harvest half of the shellfish on cultivated beaches around Puget Sound and Hood Canal, including those on private beaches. He based his decision on a series of hunting and fishing treaties signed by the […]

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Sustainable fishing in Alaska

Commercial fishing is a way of life in Alaska, and today is a great time to be a fisherman in the 49th state. The equipment is modern, the technology is cutting edge, and, most importantly, sustainable management is well established. While regions around the world often check the first two off on that list, it’s […]