Online Radio Show Dives into Catch Shares

Tom Lalley

Amanda Leland and I were guests on Moir’s Environmental Dialogues the other day.  The host, Rob Moir is the president and executive director of the Ocean River Institute.  Rob has had an illustrious career as an educator, scientists and environmental activist and wanted to hear from EDF about catch shares.  This is an important time for fishing as a new catch shares policy gets underway.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted March 16, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Amanda and Tom, you were great, spot on. The entire Episode (#17) in particular Amanda's description of what catch shares were doing for Alaska Halibut Fisheries, more profit, less bycatch, was downloaded and listened to by Senator Begich (AK) while traveling to Boston to open the New England Seafood Conference. The catch-share program benefits me and seafood lovers with fresh, not frozen, halibut to eat far from Alaska. Senator Begich is in conversations with Senator Snow promoting the Alaskan solution. She is indicating much interest in bringing better profits and less destruction to Maine.

  2. Mary Beth de Poutiloff
    Posted March 21, 2010 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    Please explain why EDF wants No Fishing in this country. Of course, if you are a rich corporation & purchase shares of fish through wall street it's OK.

    If EDF was a true "green" group, they would be supporting small, local fishing families instead of privatizing the fishing industry making it a fish commodity.