Support for sustainable fisheries project will also save endangered loggerhead turtles and boost incomes

When Hoyt Peckham was still a teenager, he went on the adventure of a lifetime. While sailing around the Pacific studying whales, the aspiring marine biologist fell in love with Mexico’s Sea of Cortez and vowed to come back someday. He returned years later to conduct doctoral research on loggerhead turtles. But Peckham, now a visiting fellow Read more…

Hometown U: MBA students bring new local seafood option to Anchorage

BY KATHLEEN MCCOY Hometown UMay 10, 2014 Wild Alaska salmon has long been the leviathan when it comes to grabbing attention as our state’s tasty finfish. But in our cold northern waters, others also thrive, and two MBA students at UAA are guiding them to market. The students are Kelly Harrell, 32, and Peter Arlein, Read more…

Fishermen Develop New Business Models to Save Their Communities

Original Article from National Geographic – News Watch Theresa Peterson has been an Alaska fisherman for three decades. During summer break one year in college she went to Homer, Alaska, to work in a cannery. She lived in a tent with friends. But after four days of being cooped up in the factory she decided Read more…