Stephen describes his work:
A public watchdog and advocate for fishermen and their coastal communities. Taufen is an "insider" who blew the whistle on the international profit laundering between global affiliates of North Pacific seafood companies, who use illicit accounting to deny the USA the proper taxes on seafood trade. The same practices are used to lower ex-vessel prices to the fleets, and to bleed monies from our regional economy. Worked 20 years in the Alaska seafood industry for processors in cost accounting, fleet management, operations.
Groundswell Fisheries Movement joins Alaska Cafe, No Trawl Zone and Tholepin in PA's roster of Progressive Alaskan blogs.
One other fisheries blog, Wesley Loy's Deckboss, is listed under the category of Important Alaska Sites - Not Necessarily Progressive. Wes presents information from the establishment viewpoint, sometimes serving as a stenographer for the big offshore fishing companies and the governmental agencies backing their unsustainable paradigm. Also listed there is The Alaska Dispatch, which occasionally has decent fisheries articles, but more often some pretty shallow stuff.
As a case in point, see today's article at the Dispatch by Craig Medred, about Prince William Sound's Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation. Medred's piece is shallower than the Copper River's Pete Dahl Slough at low water in a minus tide, and siltier in its lack of meaningful focus or historical perspective. Compare that to any of the June articles posted at Taufen's site.
Good work, Stephen!