Mr. Jeremy Brown

Fisherman; Vice-President
Commercial Fishermen of America
Bellingham, Washington
United States

Focus Areas

Environment & Sustainable Development


Presently the owner of the salmon troller "Barcarole", Jeremy Brown has worked the waters of the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to the "Roaring Forties" of the Southern Ocean. Starting out as deckhands in Alaska, Jeremy and his wife, Jill, followed the salmon migration along the Pacific Coast, catching the fish one at a time with hook and line. When his wife stayed ashore in 1994 to qualify as an acupuncturist, Jeremy headed offshore seeking Albacore Tuna. After seven years and half a million miles of ocean, he now fishes his yearly halibut and blackcod quota in Alaska each spring, trolls for salmon and works on fishery policy issues. As a founding member and current board member of the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, a community based group that works to restore salmon runs in Whatcom County, the connections between fish, water quality, community and how food is valued have become the central focus of his work.