Members

The Community Fisheries Network currently includes 15 organizations in Alaska, Oregon, California, Maine, and Massachusetts. Our goal is to expand the Network to include interested organizations from fishing communities from across the country.

  • Alaska Jig Association
    The Alaska Jig Association (AJA) is a community-based organization that provides a unified political advocacy platform and serves as a marketing association for Alaskan jig fishermen. See more.
  • Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association
    The Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association (ALFA) is a nonprofit association of independent commercial longline vessel owners and crewmembers who are committed to continuing the sustainable harvest. See more.
  • Alaska Marine Conservation Council
    The Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) is a community-based organization dedicated to protecting the long-term health of Alaska's oceans and sustaining the working waterfronts of Alaska's coastal communities. See more.
  • Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association
    The Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association is a nationally recognized, non-profit organization that works to develop and implement creative solutions that promote healthy marine ecosystems, strong fishing businesses and thriving coastal communities. See more.
  • Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara
    Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara, Inc. (CFSB) is a 501(c)(3) community-based fisheries organization dedicated to providing fresh local sustainable seafood to our community. See more.
  • Central California Seafood Marketing Association
    Established in 2012, the Central California Seafood Marketing Association (CCSMA) is a non-profit fisherman's cooperative marketing association based in Morro Bay, California. Our mission is to build value and security for our members, their local fishing operations, and their seafood products. See more.
  • Local Catch Monterey Bay
    Local Catch Monterey Bay is a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) that supports local fishermen and the working waterfront by providing weekly deliveries of seafood shares to individuals and families in our community. See more.
  • Maine Coast Fishermen's Association
    The Maine Coast Fishermen's Association (MCFA) identifies and fosters ways to restore the fisheries of the Gulf of Maine and sustain Maine's historic fishing communities for future generations. See more.
  • Harbor Department, Morro Bay, California
    The City of Morro Bay's Harbor Department is a service-oriented organization providing boater assistance, emergency response, code enforcement, and facilities maintenance for the waterfront and the waters of Morro Bay. See more.
  • Penobscot East Resource Center
    Penobscot East Resource Center has been committed to building marine stewardship at a local, community level. See more.
  • Port Clyde Fresh Catch
    The Port Clyde harbor in midcoast Maine shelters the last small-boat groundfishing fleet between Port Clyde and the Canadian border. See more.
  • Port Orford Ocean Resources Team
    Established in 2001, the Port Orford Ocean Resource Team (POORT) is a nonprofit organization based in Port Orford, Oregon that is dedicated to maintaining access to natural resources by people who are fishing selectively while promoting sustainable fisheries and protecting marine biological diversity. See more.
  • San Diego Fishermen's Working Group
    The San Diego Fishermen's Working Group (SDFWG) is a nonprofit organization comprised of fishermen from the ports of San Diego representing five major fishing gear types – including trap, dive, net, experimental, and hook & line – that harvest approximately 28 different species of fish. See more.
  • San Francisco Community Fishing Association
    Established in 2010, the SFCFA is the first community fishing association on the West Coast. Its members are the fishermen whose family-owned boats call San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf home. See more.

Supporting Members

  • Community Development Partnership
    The Community Development Partnership nurtures a vibrant Lower Cape region by promoting environmental and economic sustainability, expanding opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents, and preserving our unique cultural and historic character. See more.
  • Ecotrust (co-convener)
    Ecotrust's mission is to foster a natural model of development to create more resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems. See more.
  • Island Institute (co-convener)
    The Island Institute is a membership-based nonprofit organization based in Rockland, Maine that serves as a voice for the balanced future of the islands and waters of the Gulf of Maine. See more.

News

January 22, 2014
Making Fishing Fair >>
December 11, 2013
Fair Fish on San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf >>
December 2013
A Halibut's Way to the Kitchen (page 6) >>
December 2, 2013
Local Catch Monterey Bay is expanding! >>
November 7, 2013
Spiny Lobster is a big industry for our community-based fishermen in CA >>
October 24, 2013
Seafood Value Chain and Halifax Workshop >>
October 17, 2013
Rural Cooperatives September/August 2013 Edition >>
September 25, 2013
Lobster City USA >>
September 25, 2013
A community fishery story: from boat to table >>
August 29, 2013
Call for Proposals to present at Seafood Expo North America 2014 >>
August 28, 2013
Fish Hub Update >>
August 9, 2013
Call for Proposals to present at Seafood Expo North America 2014 >>
July 28, 2013
U.S., groups working to open more public access to Chesapeake >>
July 11, 2013
New fishery could boost food security >>
Spoils of the Sea Elude Many in an Alaska Antipoverty Plan >>
June 18, 2013
Holy Mackerel! Fish could come back to Fisherman's Wharf >>
June 14, 2013
Fair Fish: San Francisco Fishermen Shake Up the Docks With Community Model >>
June 12, 2013
Port Orford Sustainable Seafood supplies seafood for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation's award Banquet >>
May 30, 2013
First sperm whale tagged >>
May 26, 2013
And then there's the real Fisherman's Wharf >>
May 10, 2013
MCFA Video >>
May 9, 2013
Fishermen Develop New Business Models to Save Their Communities >>
Sign-up by May 27!
Bristol Bay Salmon Dinners >>
May 5, 2013
Annual SBN Sustainability Leadership Summit 2013 >>
April 23, 2013
Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association Spring 2013 Newsletter >>
April 19, 2013
Compass: Support for Alaska fishermen does good from boat to table >>
April 19, 2013
Alaska Marine Conservation Council Newsletter >>
April 17, 2013
Expanding program brings Southeast catch direct to Anchorage homes >>
April 16, 2013
Obama Administration Releases Plan to Promote Ocean Economy and Resilience >>
April 15, 2013
Plan to open no-fishing zones faces opposition >>
April 10, 2013
Managing Our Nations Fisheries 3 Conference in Washington DC >>
April 1, 2013
Network members on panel at National Working Waterfronts Symposium in Tacoma, WA >>
March 12, 2013
Community Fisheries Network holds annual meeting in Portland, Maine >>
March 28, 2013
Community Fisheries Network raising the bar on accountability >>
March 18, 2013
Maine working waterfront experts speak at national symposium, Washington state >>
March 17, 2013
System turns US fishing rights into commodity, squeezes small fishermen >>
March 12, 2013
Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting Notice >>
March 12, 2013
System turns US fishing rights into commodity, squeezes small fishermenn >>
January 9, 2013
Sharecroppers of the Sea >>
December 28, 2012
Knowing Your Farmer – And Your Fisherman >>
 
Ecotrust: Conservation Through Community Economic Development >>
December 3, 2012
Maine shrimp fishermen's catch limits cut 74 percent >>
Whatcha Gonna Do When the Fish Cops Come for You?  >>
November 5, 2012
Community Supported Fisheries Can Jump-start Coastal Economy After Hurricane Sandy >>
October 29, 2012
Mapping Project Designed to Give Valuable Information to Fishing Industry >>
October 22, 2012
Community Supported Fisheries: The Future of Family Fishing? >>
October 10, 2012
Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association Hosts Annual Seafood Raffle >>
October 5, 2012
Could CSFs solve the UK's inshore problem? >>
October 1, 2012
For Local Fisheries, a Line of Hope >>
October 1, 2012
Cannery Launches A CSA For Seafood in Astoria >>
September 21, 2012
Fish on Fridays: Innovations to Increase and Stabilize Fishing Profits >>
July 10, 2012
The Ins and Outs of Community Supported Fisheries >>
July 9, 2012
Beyond red lists: The power of community-supported fisheries >>
July 6, 2012
San Francisco Bay-area fishermen see best salmon fishing in a decade >>
June 27, 2012
Community Fisheries Network member, Port Orford Ocean Resource Team (POORT), selected as 2012 Governors' Gold Award >>
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 Stephanie Webb 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 >>
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