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2019: International Year of Salmon

Posted by on April 4, 2018 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

2019: International Year of Salmon

Edinburgh Castle provided a dramatic backdrop to the first International Year of Salmon (IYS) Outreach Workshop, held this past March in Scotland’s capital city. Hosted by the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) and the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC), the workshop brought together science communicators from across the northern hemisphere to share ideas on raising awareness of wild salmon throughout 2019, the designated “Year of Salmon”. Nautilus was there, representing Alaska and our partnership...

Bringing Healthy Country Concepts to the Western Alaska Climate Conversation

Posted by on March 22, 2018 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Bringing Healthy Country Concepts to the Western Alaska Climate Conversation

March 20, 2018 — Bethel, Alaska It’s the first day of spring in Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and from horizon to horizon, this snow-covered landscape is ‘browning up’. Change is a given in this subarctic region and the people who’ve thrived here for millenia have done so by adapting to both short and long-term climate cycles. Anthropogenic climate warming has brought something new to the YK Delta – change so rapid it’s outpacing the collective ability to adapt. Nautilus is here in Bethel, the delta’s population hub, with the YK...

Growing Talent Through Social Enterprise

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

Growing Talent Through Social Enterprise

Nautilus staff recently contributed impact investing expertise to the Alaska Startups 2018 Growspace catalyzer process. The Growspace catalyzer process crowdsources knowledge from community partners to rapidly develop sustainable business models for socially-oriented organizations. Growspace AK involved an orientation to the youth and food enterprise, followed by an intensive and highly interactive 10-hour rapid design and option exploration. The Growspace process enables knowledge sharing between early-stage and experienced business experts...

‘Alaska Salmon and People’ Debuts in Anchorage

Posted by on February 9, 2018 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

‘Alaska Salmon and People’ Debuts in Anchorage

Thursday February 15 marks the first public rollout of the Alaska Salmon and People (SASAP) project at Alaska Forum on the Environment’s ‘Salmon Day’ at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. The SASAP project, a collaboration of Nautilus and partner NCEAS, is a novel interdisciplinary data synthesis effort with the goal to strengthen understanding of Alaska’s salmon and people systems, and prioritize future research, monitoring and management efforts. The sustainability of the Alaska salmon systems depends on the long-term maintenance of a...

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...