To encourage more young fishermen, look to farm programs as models, new study argues
September 14, 2022
Young Alaskans seeking to break into commercial fishing face a lot of the same barriers that confront young farmers in the Lower 48 states, but they have far fewer resources to help overcome those barriers, according to newly published research.
A study by Alaska experts with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration argues that the fishing industry and the communities that depend on fishing should have support similar to that offered to young farmers.
"The sheer scale, depth, and breadth of programming for beginning farmers makes the comparison to new fisheries entrant programs s...