There’s a lot going on this month, but first, let’s talk about racial equity and fisheries.
“The similarities of systemic abuse for fishermen and people of color are staggering. I personally experienced the gestapo like tactics of the office of law enforcement. I will never forget being in fear for my life and my brother’s life as we were asked to step off of a vessel by federal enforcement officers. We were questioned while these men had unsnapped their side arms and kept their hands on them. All of this for a preconceived perception of guilt. We are talking about fish harvesters. No fish harvester or person of color should be subject to such blatant systemic abuse.”
Plus, webinars, exciting network happenings, and important Save the Dates for in-person gatherings!