Welcome to PCFFA

The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) is by far the largest and most active trade association of commercial fishermen on the west coast. For nearly the last 30 years, we have been leading the industry in assuring the rights of individual fishermen and fighting for the long-term survival of commercial fishing as a … Continue reading Welcome to PCFFA

PCFFA Fishermen’s News Column July, 2014

July, 2014 To Download a PDF version of this Article, click here! Confessions of a Worried Man By Zeke Grader I suppose I should have been feeling good. In late April the National Marine Fisheries Service released its two reports, Fisheries Economics of the United States 2012 (www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/economics/publications/feus/fisheries_economics_2012), and the Status of U.S. Fisheries 2013 … Continue reading PCFFA Fishermen’s News Column July, 2014

PCFFA Fishermen’s News Column June, 2014

June, 2014 To Download a PDF version of this Article, click here! FAUX CONSERVATION — LOOK BEYOND THE LABEL By Zeke Grader, Dave Bitts A Federal Register notice went out in late January, 2014 seeking comments on alternatives to a harvest control rule for winter-run Chinook salmon “impacted by the ocean salmon fisheries.” In February … Continue reading PCFFA Fishermen’s News Column June, 2014

PCFFA Fishernen’s News Column May, 2014

May, 2014 To Download a PDF version of this Article, click here! REFLECTIONS ON A SHALLOW WORLD OCEAN SUMMIT By Zeke Grader Sea levels may be rising but there was little depth to the recent World Ocean Summit (www.economistinsights.com/sustainability-resources/event/world-ocean-summit-2014), this past February’s soiree attracting politicos, princes, press and varying degrees of celebrity. Sponsored by The … Continue reading PCFFA Fishernen’s News Column May, 2014

PCFFA Fishermen’s News Column April, 2014

April, 2014 To Download a PDF version of this Article, click here! Saving Salmon from Drought By John McManus, Dave Bitts, Zeke Grader, Glen Spain Fish need water. That’s the reality we’re facing as California and southern Oregon move through their driest year on record. With little rain or snowfall forthcoming, the situation is dire … Continue reading PCFFA Fishermen’s News Column April, 2014

PCFFA Fishermen’s News Column March, 2014

March, 2014 To Download a PDF version of this Article, click here! GMOs — “Frankenfish” Just One of the Problems By Zeke Grader and Glen Spain Last year we waited. In late 2012, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) indicated it was prepared to approve the first genetically engineered fish, indeed the first genetically engineered … Continue reading PCFFA Fishermen’s News Column March, 2014