Turning the tide: How can Alaska address the graying of the fleet and loss of rural fisheries access?
Paula Cullenberg, Rachel Donkersloot, Courtney Carothers, Jesse Coleman, and Danielle Ringer
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This report on Alaska’s aging fishing fleet and loss of access to commercial fisheries in rural communities recommends five steps to reverse these trends.
The booklet is based on a global review of access to commercial fisheries. An increasingly older population holds fishing permits in rural Alaska, a trend known as the “graying of the fleet.” The typical fisherman working today is over 50 years old, a decade older than a generation ago.
The authors recommend free quota programs, youth permits and mentorship programs, protecting community-based fishing access, supporting local infrastructure, and creating a statewide task force to consider solutions to aging of the fleet and loss of access to fishing in Alaska.
- Item number: M-215PDF
- Year: 2017
- Pages: 42
- Size: 8.5 x 11 inches