Fishing Families and Women in Alaska’s Fisheries
Research highlights fishing family dynamics and women's roles in Alaska’s fisheries.
August 21, 2020
Over recent decades, Alaska’s fisheries have undergone many regulatory, environmental, social, and economic changes, which have differentially affected dynamics in fishing families. Researchers from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center explored these changes and their effects on fishing families in a series of focus groups held throughout Gulf of Alaska fishing communities in 2017 and 2018. These focus groups covered three topics examining family roles and gender division of labor; impacts of management, environmental, economic and social conditions on these roles; and, the future of fishing families and women in Alaska's fisheries. The research demonstrates the integral work of women in fishing families and their dynamic roles in Alaska’s fisheries more broadly. It further showcases how fishing families have, and continue to, adapt to multifaceted conditions in Alaska’s fisheries. This research has resulted in several scientific journal publications and web stories (which are available below), and is an ongoing effort to document novel conditions, adaptations, and resilience.
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North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/24/2020
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet via webconference September 8, 2020 through September 11, 2020.
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