Fishery Access Workshop

A two-day workshop scheduled by Alaska Sea Grant for Jan. 12-13 in Anchorage will focus on the loss of access by Alaskans to commercial fishing and what can be done to reverse that trend.

The goal is to draw up an objective analysis of the trends in fishing access privileges held by Alaskans, identify possible solutions and to develop pathways at legislative, regulatory, and economic levels to achieve outcomes, Sea Grant officials said.

The speakers list includes Robin Samuelsen of the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation and others discussing historical perspectives on Alaska’s limited entry and federal limited access programs.

Participants will include diverse representatives from Alaska’s fishing associations and communities, Alaska Native organizations and tribes, state and federal regulators, legal advisors, academics and other policy makers.

The complete agenda can be found at

Those interested in attending are asked to register online at no cost at this website, to help Sea Grant in planning for the event.