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Scoping meetings held over past year in Alaska communities represent history of how generations of families adapt to fishery changes


The way that fisheries are managed determines the daily tempo for fishing families’ lives.  Managers set the dates and times…the when’s and where’s and who’s … and the amounts that fishermen can catch. 

What happens to fishing families when any of the rules change?  A new federal study aims to find out. 

“Those things are important for fishery managers to consider and try and integrate into their decision making, because there really are universal themes as far as how management changes have affected families,” said Marysia Szymkowiak, a social scientist for NOAA Fisher...

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