June 19, 2012
Morro Bay honored for working to preserve fishing industry >>
June 10, 2012
National Ocean Policy vital to Oregon's coastal communities >>
June 4, 2012
Community Fisheries Network members attend first national CSF summit >>
June 4, 2012
Laying a Solid Foundation for Community Supported Fisheries >>
May 21, 2012
Congress, Catch Shares, and the Councils >>
May 11, 2012
Grant will help jig fishermen improve fish sale prices >>
May 8, 2012
Alaska Marine Conservation Council issues new report on ocean acidification >>
May 7, 2012
Know your food, know your fisherman by Chellie Pingree >>
May 4, 2012
Six Community Fisheries Network Organizations Win Grant Awards from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation >>
May 3, 2012
An Alaska fishing community takes care of its own >>
April 25, 2012
Future We Want: Community-driven fisheries >>
April 19, 2012
CFN welcomes Community Development Partnership as a new supporting member >>
April 17, 2012
Ecotrust's Ed Backus to present at upcoming Coastal Pelagic Species Catch Share workshop >>
April 13, 2012
SDFWG's Peter Halmay to speak about San Diego's old and new fishing industry >>
April 11, 2012
A new era in community-based fishing in America begins >>
March 22, 2012
New NOAA-supported West Coast studies to look at models for sustaining America's fishing industry >>
March 03, 2012
Social sciences initiative to study seafood marketing >>
November 9-11, 2011
Second Annual CFN Meeting Held >>

Second Annual CFN Meeting Held

On November 9-11, 2011, representatives from the 12 CFN member organizations held their second annual gathering, hosted by the San Diego Fishermen's Working Group and facilitated by staff from supporting members Ecotrust and the Island Institute. During the three-day event, the group was engaged in a wide range of activities, including:

  • Developing a first draft of sustainability standards and metrics
  • Learning about the Cape Cod Fisheries Trust program
  • Exploring organizational-structure options for community fisheries organizations
  • Discussing resources for business-planning assistance
  • Sharing information about innovations in electronic monitoring, catch accounting, product traceability

CFN members also had a great time getting to know each other during shared meals and breaks, and they connected with some of the area fishermen at a "Meet Your Fishermen" mixer and dinner held at the Sea Rocket Bistro, known for its emphasis on locally harvested seafood . Pete Halmay and the other good folks from the San Diego Fishermen's Working Group did an amazing job of coordinating the venues, activities and ensuring that everyone who attended got a hefty helping of San Diego hospitality.