Support Bycatch Reduction!

Banned in Southeast Alaska, large scale industrial trawling, the practice of dragging a net through the water or along the bottom of the ocean and indiscriminately catching everything in its path, is run by large scale corporate fisheries operations across Alaska and the world. Trawl fleets and at sea processors that target pollock and flat fish have a tremendous annual bycatch of king salmon, halibut, and all other species. While we all want access to fish for all, we do not believe this should come at such a great cost to coastal and rural communities, Tribes and indigenous peoples across Alaska. Alaska Representative Mary Peltola's team is seeking feedback as they are working on ideas to reduce bycatch in Alaska. 

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Public lands are a national treasure and part of living in a democracy is to help take care of our network of public lands. SCS frequently works on projects taking care of the lands and waters of our national forest and there are often ways that volunteers can help. If you are interested in being part of our work or projects, please get in touch. 


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If you feel passionately about an issue facing the Tongass and want to make your voice heard, you can write a letter to the editor, submit a commentary to the radio, or write an op-ed. Contact our policy team to brainstorm ideas or for support with an outline or submittal process.

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