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Building a Roadmap for the Future of Alaska Salmon

Posted by on December 1, 2018 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Building a Roadmap for the Future of Alaska Salmon

Earlier this month, Nautilus staff convened a gathering of some of Alaska’s top salmon experts, marking the culmination of an extraordinary multiyear, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural effort to establish a shared baseline of understanding of the status of Alaska’s salmon and people system. The three-day discussion was held at the Santa Barbara headquarters of project partner NCEAS (National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis), with the goal of synthesizing two years of collaborative work by more than 100 people into a ‘research...

Resurrecting the Public Record: Assessing the Alaska’s Board of Fisheries process

Posted by on November 21, 2018 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Resurrecting the Public Record: Assessing the Alaska’s Board of Fisheries process

Stakeholder participation is lauded as a key component of successful fisheries management, but few studies have characterized and assessed this participation to examine issues of equity, accessibility, and sustainability. Recently, Nautilus staff member Dr. Meagan Krupa presented an overview of her work to bring more than 50 years of Alaska’s Board of Fisheries (BOF) participant information to light to the Southcentral Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council at their October 29-30 meeting in Cordova, Alaska. Dr. Krupa’s work...

Engaging Indigenous Knowledge in Synthesis Studies

Posted by on September 6, 2018 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Engaging Indigenous Knowledge in Synthesis Studies

“My goal for the long run is to have healthy communities, healthy individuals, healthy Alaska. We deserve that.”      —Mike Williams, Akiak (SASAP working group member) Last week NII collaborated with the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and other partners in the State of Alaska Salmon and People project (SASAP) to review how indigenous knowledge has been engaged in SASAP to date and to develop guidelines for future studies of this type. The meeting, held in Anchorage, brought together 19 members of SASAP...

Kenai Roundtable: Salmon, Sustainability, and Culture

Posted by on August 30, 2018 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Kenai Roundtable: Salmon, Sustainability, and Culture

Researchers from NII’s multi-partner project State of Alaska’s Salmon and People (SASAP) joined keynote speaker Chris Oliver, Asst. Administrator of NOAA Fisheries, last week on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula to discuss the intersection of salmon, science, policy, culture and industry. SASAP researchers Dr. Pete Rand and Dr. Krista Oke along with Data Task Force member Dr. Meagan Krupa presented their research at the Kenai River Sportfishing Association’s Kenai River Classic Roundtable on August 22 at Kenai Peninsula...

Investing in Alaska’s Maritime Economy

Posted by on August 13, 2018 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Investing in Alaska’s Maritime Economy

Alaska’s 740,000 residents live in hundreds of communities, many of which are spread over more than 33,000 miles of coastline and 2,670 named islands. The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) plays a key role connecting coastal communities and provides year-round ferry services between Bellingham (WA) and Dutch Harbor. Operated by the State of Alaska, the AMHS is part of the National Highway system and is a critical contributor to the Alaskan economy. From the vast quantity of goods shipped between hubs to the 350,000 residents and tourists...

Kenai Learning Exchange

Posted by on July 20, 2018 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Kenai Learning Exchange

By Amy Lowndes Nautilus staff recently visited Alaska’s fishing hotspot, the Kenai Peninsula, to learn more about the area’s unique cultural, ecological, and policy issues from Kenai River’s diverse salmon stakeholders. The Kenai Peninsula is home to a wealth of salmon runs that support world-class sportfish and commercial fishing industries, several personal use fisheries, and an Educational Fishery set net belonging to the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. Nautilus’ Salmon and Communications Policy Intern Amy Lowndes, First...

Washington – Alaska Salmon Learning Exchange

Posted by on July 8, 2018 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Washington – Alaska Salmon Learning Exchange

Nautilus staff recently organized the first Washington Alaska Salmon Learning Exchange, which brought together salmon leaders from both states to share salmon stories and efforts to ensure healthy salmon and people systems persist throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The goal of the four-day driving tour was to learn from the experiences of the many people working to restore depleted salmon populations in Washington and share our work to strengthen Alaska’s salmon and salmon-dependent communities through one of Nautilus’ main...

NII Volunteers Protect Kenai River Bank Habitat

Posted by on June 14, 2018 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

NII Volunteers Protect Kenai River Bank Habitat

Nautilus staff recently participated in a volunteer service day organized by Defenders of Wildlife Alaska and the US Forest Service to assist with stewardship of the Russian River. Working with a diverse group of volunteers, including Salmon Fellowship partners from the Alaska Humanities Forum, NII helped install some 3 kilometers of bank habitat protective netting, clean up rubbish and get fishing infrastructure ready for the 2018 season.   The Russian River area is one of the most heavily used streams in Alaska, with some 1,000...

Interdisciplinary Research Featured at Fisheries Meeting

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Interdisciplinary Research Featured at Fisheries Meeting

The Western Division of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) held its 43rd Annual Meeting in Anchorage from 21-25 May 2018. The meeting brought together some 500 fisheries scientists from across the USA and Canada and featured a diverse program of presentations, field trips and trade shows (https://wdmtg.fisheries.org/).     Nautilus staff Ian Dutton and contractor Madeline Jovanovich contributed to a 20-presentation SASAP (State of Alaska’s Salmon and People) symposium organized by SASAP partner Dr. Peter Westley (UAF). Jovanovich...