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Food Security in the Ganges Delta

Posted by on December 1, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Food Security in the Ganges Delta

Nautilus staff recently completed fieldwork in Bangladesh to evaluate the effectiveness of a food security and climate resilience program in the Meghna River portion of the Ganges Delta. The Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta is the world’s largest, covering 41,000 sq.miles. Some 40% of the delta is in India and 60% in Bangladesh, where the Meghna River enters the Bay of Bengal. The delta of the Ganges is one of the most fertile and productive regions on the planet and sustains a diverse mix of agricultural and fisheries systems. The rivers, islands...

Towards More Integrated Salmon Knowledge Systems: SASAP shares out at Mat-Su FHP

Posted by on November 16, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Towards More Integrated Salmon Knowledge Systems: SASAP shares out at Mat-Su FHP

Alaska’s five active Fish Habitat Partnerships (FHP) are part of a national network of voluntary, place-based collaboratives working to conserve the land and water resources. Where there’s partners, there’s get-togethers and the Matanuska-Susitna FHP Science and Conservation Symposium Nov. 8-9 drew researchers, managers, policy-makers and others together to share knowledge of a very cherished resource: local native fish. Nautilus’ partnership-based project Alaska Salmon and People (SASAP) made its Mat-Su debut at the...

Fish 2.0 2017 Showcases Seafood Innovation

Posted by on November 11, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Fish 2.0 2017 Showcases Seafood Innovation

Fish 2.0 is a  global competition that builds the knowledge and connections needed to increase investment in the sustainable seafood sector. Fish 2.0 competitors improve their business models and learn how to approach investors. In turn, participating investors gain early access to new deals and learn how sustainable seafood can help build their portfolios. Nautilus participated in the 2015 round of Fish 2.0 as a business mentor and judge and again in the 2017 Fish 2.0 competition as a mentor to businesses and as an adviser to the West Coast...

Diverse Landscape Conservation Partnerships

Posted by on November 6, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Diverse Landscape Conservation Partnerships

Nautilus recently contributed to an important meeting of the five Alaskan and Western Canada Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. The October gathering was hosted by the Alaska Conservation Foundation and facilitated by Agnew::Beck. The meeting bought together a diverse range of institutional, tribal and nonprofit partners from Alaska and Canada to review past projects and discuss future partnership opportunities. LCCs play a major role convening and catalyzing large-scale conservation programs nationally (see: lccnetwork.org). A recent...

Talking Salmon: Nautilus and AK Humanities Forum Team up at AFN

Posted by on October 26, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Talking Salmon: Nautilus and AK Humanities Forum Team up at AFN

The 2017 Alaska Federation of Natives Conference took place this past week in Anchorage, drawing more than 5000 people from around the state to connect, debate policy, and celebrate and strengthen their cultures. From Native artists to NASA, the conference drew hundreds of exhibitors as well. Nautilus was there too, partnering with the Alaska Humanities Forum to create an inviting space to share smoked fish and salmon stories with conference-goers. Nautilus’ outreach at AFN focused on the Alaska Salmon and People data synthesis project, while...

Calling All Data Hounds: Reproducible Analysis with R Workshop

Posted by on October 15, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Calling All Data Hounds: Reproducible Analysis with R Workshop

Registration is now open for the State of Alaska’s Salmon and People (SASAP) Reproducible Analysis with R workshop, November 28 – 29, in Juneau, Alaska. Catered to biologists, analysts, students and other professionals that work in R, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) Data Task Force will walk attendees through modern open data science techniques. The course will teach data management skills that aid in modeling, sharing, preservation, visualization, and reproducible analysis and synthesis of data. Using...

How Does Salmon Influence Your Wellbeing?

Posted by on October 11, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

How Does Salmon Influence Your Wellbeing?

This week, Nautilus is participating in meetings of the SASAP (State of Alaska’s Salmon and People) project’s Salmon and Wellbeing Working Group at NCEAS. The Wellbeing group is co-led by Drs. Rachel Donkersloot (AMCC), Jessica Black (UAF) and Courtney Carothers (UAF) and engages a broad cross section of tribal, academic and government experts. The Wellbeing Working Group seeks to assess how salmon contribute to the wellbeing of Alaskans and is analyzing a diverse range of quantitative and qualitative data (and stories) that will...

Supporting Conservation and Community Sustainability

Posted by on September 28, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Supporting Conservation and Community Sustainability

Nautilus recently facilitated a successful three-day partnership retreat for three entities working on conservation and community sustainability efforts in the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea. The Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (ABSI LCC) was joined by the Aleut International Association and the National Park Service’s Beringia program at the NOAA/UAF Kasitsna Bay laboratory. The ABSI LCC is one of five LCCs in Alaska and is a collaboration of diverse partners including industry, federal and Tribal...

Whanganui: A River with Rights

Posted by on September 17, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Whanganui: A River with Rights

Nautilus staff recently visited the Whanganui River valley on the North Island of New Zealand to learn more about its new status as the world’s first river with the rights of a person. The Whanganui River is the third largest in New Zealand (known as Aotearoa by the indigenous Maori people), traveling some 180 miles from its source on the slopes of Mt Tongariro in the center of the North Island to the Tasman Sea. The Whanganui River valley was once one of the most densely inhabited areas of New Zealand before European settlement and remains...

Reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Act

Posted by on August 31, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Act

Managing US Fisheries in a Fluid Environment– Salmon and salmon systems are at the forefront of Nautilus’ work in Alaska. Recently we attended the second in a set of hearings on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which is largely credited for maintaining sustainable fisheries in the US through its fundamentally science-based management structure. Senator Dan Sullivan, Chair of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, hosted the August 23rd hearing on the...