Alaska’s Fisheries No Longer the Gold Standard, as Budget Fiasco Threatens Research and Management
[The Winding Glass is an opinion and commentary column from SeafoodNews Founder and Publisher John Sackton.]
For nearly 40 years, Alaska has been the gold standard in Global Fisheries. State management brought wild salmon back from the brink of commercial extinction in many rivers, so that today Bristol Bay, for example, is consistently producing bigger runs than in the past 100 years.
State management also lived by a few broad principles. Fisheries sustainability was written into the Alaska constitution. And decisions were guided by science...
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