• Monitoring the Status of Alaska Fishing Communities, 1980-2010

      Sethi, Suresh Andrew; Riggs, William; Knapp, Gunnar (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-01)
      Commercial fishing provides social and economic benefits for hundreds of communities across Alaska, with dozens of species being harvested commercially. The state's fisheries are complex, with the species mix, vessels and gear, environmental conditions, and socioeconomic circumstances varying widely from one part of the state to another. And while the majority of Alaska's fisheries continue to be successfully managed for sustainable harvests, fishing communities face a number of challenges, including changing market conditions, volatile catches and stock dynamics, changes in fishery regulations, redistribution of access rights, and climate change.