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Bipartisan Win for Fishermen through REFI Pacific Act

FBGA is proud to have played an active role in educating public officials on the importance of reducing the interest rate on the West Coast trawlers fleet for the 2003 permit/vessel buyback loan. On December 12, the Revitalizing the Economy of Fisheries in the Pacific Act passed the US Sentate with bipartisan support. All told,

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Seafood Watch Upgrades West Coast Groundfish

In September 2014, the Monterey Bay Aquarium recognized the hard work of the West Coast Groundfish Fishery and upgraded many of its ratings on species caught by FBGA vessels. The upgraded species range from rockfish to Pacific sanddabs and Dover sole to sablefish. See the complete list and the official announcement.

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FBGA members team up with The Nature Conservancy to test new technology using an App on the iPad

Once unlikely partners, both fishermen and members of the environmental community are now working together toward a healthy and robust ocean and vibrant fishery for generations to come. For decades, fishermen have tracked their locations of where successful fishing has occurred and where poor conditions exist – either from rocky terrain, sensitive habitat, or unwanted

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East Coast Meets West Coast – In the Fisheries

Fort Bragg Groundfish Association was host to an “exchange” between fishermen and sector managers from New England and fishermen and other industry leaders from the West Coast groundfish fishery. FBGA’s involvement in the exchange came about through its partnership with The Nature Conservancy – a collaboration that aims to stabilize and revitalize the West Coast

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