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Lee van der Voo is an independent journalist based in Portland, Oregon, focused on enterprise and investigative journalism. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, High Country News, Portland Monthly Magazine, The,, CNN, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, and The Boston Globe, among others.

She specializes in collaborative journalism and is a regular contributor to InvestigateWest, the Seattle-based nonprofit journalism studio. Lee also covers renewable energy and sustainable industries for, a website owned by American City Business Journals. Her work has been supported by both the Fund for Environmental Journalism and the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

Lee is currently an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow, covering the economics and social inequities of modern fishing. Articles in this series include:


IMG_3259small- Sharecroppers of the Sea. Jan. 9, 2013. Seattle Weekly and InvestigateWest.



alaska- Spoils of the Sea Elude Many in Alaska Antipoverty Plan. June 18, 2013. New York Times and InvestigateWest.


alt- How America's Fishing Councils Balance Investors with Players and Prices. November 2013. Alicia Patterson Foundation.


- Fish 2.0: A Contest Seeks to Foster A More Sustainable Seafood Industry. Yale Environment 360. Nov. 25, 2013.  Yale360header.8

Henrich Kadake- Alaska's unexpected catch in catch-share. High Country News and InvestigateWest. Dec. 13, 2013.