Alaska Fish Factor: Texting/social media keeps fishermen informed about fishing issues
July 27, 2017
As state lawmakers mull ways to update permitting laws to protect salmon habitat, a dual sweepstakes is using text messaging and social media as the means to keep more fishermen informed.
“One of the things we’ve learned over the past two years is that most fishermen are getting almost all of their information on their phones,” said Lindsey Bloom, program manager for United Fishermen of Alaska’s Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP).
“Since the start of this program we have heard from thousands of Alaska fishermen who say they care deeply about all issues
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