News From the Top Deck


(Photo credit: Justin Milton, a young Inuit man from Pond Inlet, explains what fish mean to Inuit) All this week, I am honoured to be a guest at a North-South knowledge sharing circle with Inuit youth convened by our friends at two great non-profit organizations: Ikaarvik and Ocean Wise. Ikaarvik is the Inuktitut word for … Continued

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Celebrating Natasha Marshall Gallic – a strong, proud Tseshaht fisher

March 7, 2023

For International Women’s Day this year, I want to celebrate my friend Natasha Marshall Gallic, a role model woman who challenges the status quo, defies stereotypes, has a passion for reinventing for justice, and is a constant source of inspiration to me. Among her many talents, Natasha fishes for salmon for her family, her community, … Continued

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The Importance of Food Systems & Community

March 27, 2020

In times of crisis like this, uncertainty is the new norm. We’re fearful and anxious about what lies ahead and what we should do next. But a few things have become abundantly clear to me in the last two weeks: the importance of robust, local food systems, and the importance of community. These two values … Continued

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Baby on Board – Fishing is a Family Affair!

May 24, 2019

Pilar Martinelli, one of our lingcod fishermen, sent us this story about fishing as a family. Pilar describes the joy of including her toddler on their commercial fishing journeys! I find that most people are puzzled, worried, or shocked by the idea of taking a toddler on a working commercial fish boat, but for the … Continued

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