WFOA is a non-profit association representing about 400 albacore pole and line vessels, owners, and supporting businesses based in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, and British Columbia. These family-owned boats fish for Wild Pacific Albacore from June through October, and in the South Pacific from January through April.
Artisanal hook and line vessels fished by members of the same families over several generations form the core of WFOA. Local west coast albacore is a fish repeatedly recognized by the FDA as nutritionally beneficial and has been certified sustainable through Marine Stewardship Council.
High-stakes herring fishery gamble Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is gambling with a public resource when it comes to herring fishery management. Herring populations are so important yet so variable that managing them in a conventional wa...
Tuna fishing season in the Pacific Ocean began Mexico
The National Aquaculture and Fisheries Commission (CONAPESCA) announced that on Monday, January 20, the tuna fishing season began with purse-seine vessels in the Pacific Ocean.
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