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In January 2016 Alaska Sea Grant and partners held a workshop to examine the loss of fisheries access by Alaskans and what can be done to reverse the trend. Speakers presented state, national, and international solutions, including regulatory changes, alternative financing, and education and training. The content is captured in this book.
This 2-sided placard showing 30 species of marine mammals in Alaska waters helps with onsite identification and is excellent for classroom use. Published by NOAA, it has information about the Marine Mammal Protection Act and federal agencies responsible for protecting the animals from harm, and includes guidelines for watching marine mammals, reporting incidents, and ocean stewardship.
This bulletin has answers to most questions boat owners ask about insuring a vessel. The range of risks to operators, insurance terms, and fishing vessel policy components are clearly laid out, and guidance is provided on gauging the amount of insurance needed, getting the best value, and risk management tips.
This book summarizes knowledge of North Pacific climate change and its anticipated effects on Alaska fisheries. In 30 years most existing fisheries will continue to be productive, with some becoming smaller and others flourishing. Fishermen and communities will need to develop adaptive strategies.
Using the thorough details about the Hong Kong seafood market in this publication, US seafood exporters, policy makers, and NGOs can make informed decisions on potential trade and marketing of Alaska/US seafood products in Hong Kong. Included are a history of the Hong Kong economy, the current food marketing structure, and seafood import and export statistics with source countries and seafood species. Key information is presented on popular seafood items and product forms, sales and restaurant venues, as well as Hong Kong consumer habits and trends.
Made of Salmon brings together more than fifty diverse Alaska voices to celebrate the salmon and its place in Alaska life. A mix of words and images, the book interweaves longer works by some of Alaska’s finest writers with shorter accounts and stunning photographs of Alaskans fishing for, catching, preserving, and eating salmon. Published by University of Alaska Press. Nancy Lord is a longtime resident of Homer, Alaska, and a former commercial salmon fisherman. She teaches creative writing at the University of Alaska Anchorage and science writing at Johns Hopkins University.
Updated in 2016. This book is the first and only field guide to more than 100 common seaweeds, seagrasses, and marine lichens of Alaska. Filled with color photos and clearly written descriptions, and printed on water-resistant paper, it is a must-have addition to the reference collections of any scientist, coastal monitor, naturalist, educator, student, or beachcomber interested in Alaska’s coastal ecosystems. Author Mandy Lindeberg is a biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Juneau, Alaska. In 2006 she discovered a new genus of kelp, golden V (depicted on the cover), in the Aleutian Islands. Coauthor Sandra Lindstrom is a professor at the University of British Columbia and has published many journal articles and books on algae.
“Fish to schools” project leaders at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have produced a new guide to help buyers purchase Alaska seafood for student lunches. Buyers can access information on suppliers, fish species and product, and delivery options in their region. Serving Alaska seafood in schools can enhance food security, improve diet quality, and strengthen markets for sustainably harvested fish
This field guide features 63 species of sea stars in the nearshore subtidal community of the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, an understudied region because of its remoteness, adverse weather, and rocky bottoms that inhibit collecting. The book is the result of sea star collections made during 840 scuba dives throughout the Aleutians by the authors, plus observation and research, and includes several recently described species. Biologists, divers, and naturalists are among those who will find the guide useful, and all who view the photographs will be stunned by the beauty of the sea stars.
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