PCC provided feedback and comments to the National Organic Program (NOP) on a proposal to develop production, handling, and labeling standards for certifying wild caught seafood as organic.
PCC submitted comments to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding the proposed rules for licensing and regulating commercial whale watching vessels in the region.
PCC joined a Businesses for Bristol Bay letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), imploring them to leverage their authority under the Clean Water Act to block development of the Pebble Mine.
PCC submitted comments on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) of the proposed Pebble Mine operation in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
PCC joined Businesses for Bristol Bay in requesting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suspend its review of Pebble Limited Partnership’s permit application to build an open pit mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay.
PCC opposed companion bills that would allow the use of imidacloprid, a neurotoxic pesticide, on shellfish beds in Washington state.
PCC supports habitat restoration, protection of forage fish, and reducing vessel noise and toxins to protect endangered orcas.
PCC stops selling Chinook salmon caught in the waters of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. The lack of salmon for our region’s Southern Resident Killer Whales prompted this decision. While other threats to their survival exist, reducing potential competition over their food supply is on way we can try to help
A coalition asks the BC premier to join Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska in excluding Atlantic Salmon net pens because of the threat to wild salmon and killer whales.
PCC supports EPA's determination to prohibit a mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska, to protect a world-class salmon fishery from a destructive mine.
To Gov. Inslee: Please prohibit net-pen aquaculture for invasive, non-native Atlantic salmon in Washington waters and align with California, Oregon and Alaska policies.
The Dept. of Ecology should invest in better practices and protect ecologically sensitive Washington waters from the damage and pollution caused by net-pen fish farms.
PCC requests a 60-day comment period on the Dept. of Ecology's proposed framework and timeline for net pen aquaculture, due to the social and ecological impacts.
Updates to the Magnuson-Stevens Act should have stronger legislation to protect fish habitats, reduce bycatch, and address the ecological role of forage fish.
Thank you, Sen. Murray, for protecting Bristol Bay, Alaska and its world-class salmon fishery from a proposed, large-scale mine.
Thank you, Sen. Cantwell, for protecting Bristol Bay, Alaska and its world-class salmon fishery from a proposed, large-scale mine.
The proposed water quality standards by Washington's Dept. of Ecology are unacceptable. They don't hold polluters accountable and would allow increased risk from PCBs.
PCC supports EPA's decision to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska and its world-class salmon fishery from a proposed, large-scale mine. The impact of open-pit mining is evident in British Columbia.
AquaBounty failed to disclose infectious anemia in its GE salmon in Canada. FDA should consider the full range of environmental risks from GE salmon farming before deciding whether to approve it.
We need a stronger federal policy to restore wild salmon in the Columbia-Snake Basin. Salmon is invaluable to regional economies. Previous protections have failed.
The proposal for "organic" farmed fish allows pesticides, antibiotics, and nonorganic feed contaminated with PCBs, heavy metals and dioxins. It doesn't meet consumer expectations.
A coalition of 31 stakeholders criticizes FDA's plan to approve GE salmon. Approving transgenic fish will exacerbate the problems facing wild fisheries.
Canada and the U.S. share salmon fisheries, raising concern about the heavy concentration of net pens in B.C. These fish farms play a role in the decline of wild salmon in the Fraser River.
Puget Sound is "the most depressed fishery in North America." PCC supports marine reserves and a conservation plan for Rockfish, an indicator species.
Control of U.S. fisheries is skewed to larger companies less interested in healthy fisheries than profit. Catch-share programs harm family fishers and marine life.
Open-water, net-pen aquaculture is not compatible with organic principles. Finfish aquaculture and net pens should not be permitted.
PCC supports the Stewardship Partners' Salmon-Safe Program that recognizes producers using salmon-friendly practices. We label Salmon-Safe products and promote the program.
Washington officials should assess open-water aquaculture under NEPA rules. Despite the ecological impacts, NOAA hasn't conducted an environmental impact statement.
NOAA has ignored federal law requiring an environmental assessment of offshore fish farms. PCC urges representatives to support policies that protect our oceans.
PCC urges EPA to support a rejection of Teck Cominco's appeal in dumping toxic waste. The mining company is liable for polluting Columbia River with heavy metals and must be held accountable.
We join Seattle chefs to ask Gov. Locke to advocate marine reserves, protect coastal habitat, and control pollution. Stronger laws are essential for marine health.