News from Nautilus


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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...