Seafood, oceans & water
September 16, 2014 — Comments to EPA about Bristol Bay salmon fishery
A letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging protections from mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska, home to a robust salmon fishery.
December 9, 2013 — Letter to Obama about mandatory GE labeling
Letter to President Obama asking him to follow through on campaign promise to enact mandatory labeling of GE foods.
April 26, 2013 — Comments to FDA opposing GE salmon
Letter to the Food and Drug Administration opposing the agency's recommendation to approve genetically engineered salmon.
December 19, 2011 — Virus in AquaBounty GE salmon
A letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg about the virus Infectious Salmon Anaemia in AquaBounty's genetically engineered salmon
August 9, 2011 — Salmon restoration plan
A letter to President Obama calling for a more effective plan for Northwest salmon and steelhead recovery.
May 31, 2011 — Canada's "organic" farmed fish
A letter to the Canadian General Standards Board about certifying farmed fish as "organic."
August 27, 2010 — FDA considers GE salmon
A joint statement rejecting the FDA's consideration of transgenic salmon for human consumption.
July 6, 2010 — Decline of Fraser River salmon
Letter to Canada's Cohen Commission urging analysis of the impact of fish farms in wild salmon.
May 20, 2010 — Revised Puget Sound Rockfish Conservation Plan
Letter to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife urging support for the Revised Puget Sound Rockfish Conservation Plan
October 28, 2009 — Catch-share proposals in national fisheries
Comments submitted to Senator Maria Cantwell, re: catch-share proposals and the management of national fisheries.
November 3, 2008 — Proposed organic standards for aquaculture fish feed and net pens
Comments submitted to the National Organic Standards Board, re: proposed organic standards for aquaculture fish feed and net pens.
August 26, 2004 — Promotion of Salmon Safe program
A letter to help Stewardship Partners promote their Salmon Safe program.
July 1, 2004 — Upholding NEPA in NOAA's proposal for offshore aquaculture legislation
To Washington Congressional Representatives Inslee, McDermott, Dicks, Dunn and Baird, re: upholding NEPA in NOAA's proposal for offshore aquaculture legislation.
June 9, 2004 — Require LEIS for fish farming in ocean waters
Request that proposed legislation regarding fish farming in ocean waters is preceded by a legislative environmental impact statement (LEIS).
May 21, 2004 — Teck Cominco's liability for polluting the Columbia River
To the Administrator Mike Leavitt, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Asst. U.S. Attorney General, Thomas Sansonetti, re: urging support for the EPA's Region 10 decision to hold the mining company Teck Cominco liable under U.S. superfund laws for polluting the Columbia River.
February 18, 2004 — Pew Oceans Commission recommendations
Sign-on letter sponsored by Seattle Chefs to Governor Locke urging consideration of the Pew Oceans Commission recommendations when he prepares comments to the U.S. Commission on Oceans Policy.