Current Phase: Pre-Production & Fundraising
In the past few decades, Alaska has experienced the near complete collapse of several species of commercial fish stocks. These stocks were a vital economic and spiritual link for local inhabitants. The hard-earned lessons and economic impact forced a new approach to fisheries management. Fishing quotas enacted into law have played a key role in the recovery of many important stocks. One example is the successful return of Pollack to sustainable levels and the reintroduction to the list of allowable catch. We will examine the success of these programs and similar regulations in other countries which have helped to stave off the extinction of targeted fish stocks. Can the research be used as a bellwether to combat any new threats.