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.

Dr. Meagan Krupa presents her research on Participatory Planning on the Kenai Peninsula, alongside Dr. Pete Rand of Prince William Sound Science Center, Cordova, AK

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 College.

They were joined at the table by Alaska Salmon Fellows Mary Peltola and Ben Stevens, and State Senator Peter Micciche, Ken Coleman and Andy Mezirow.

The public Roundtable kicked off an annual three-day fishing event that allows businessmen and women, policy advocates, elected officials and Alaskans to come together as anglers to honor the Kenai River and support the Kenai Sportfishing Association’s conservation efforts.

Read more about salmon, sustainability and culture (Peninsula Clarion, 23 August 2018