As domestic harvesters of an American public resource, we recognize and embrace our stewardship responsibility. We strive for accountability in our fisheries, encourage others to do the same, and speak out on issues of common concern that affect the U.S. commercial fishing industry, the stewardship of our public resources and the many millions of Americans who enjoy seafood.
Seafood Harvesters of America is a broadly based organization that represents commercial fishermen and their associations. From George’s Bank to the Bering Sea and from California to the Florida Keys, our members reflect the diversity of America’s coastal communities, the complexity of our marine environments and the enormous potential of our commercial fisheries.
After a series of foundational meetings in 2013, we determined we could accomplish more together. We incorporated the Seafood Harvesters and our related Education Fund in April 2014 in order to communicate with Congress, federal agencies, the public and our fellow fishermen.
We focus on select issues that have a widespread effect on our industry and public resources. We bring a unified voice to the table when federal decision-makers balance regulatory objectives, budget priorities, conservation goals and the economic potential of America’s fisheries.