Managing Sustainable Fisheries from Wisconsin to Alaska | National Working Waterfronts Podcast
Tune in for Part II of our Sustainable Fisheries program!
In this episode, host Ashley Bennis continues to explore the Nation's resilient and sustainable commercial fishing industry. Since fishing communities have such a high dependency on natural resources for their livelihood, this industry is constantly being challenged due to the fluid and ever-changing nature of the environment. A combination of natural, social and economic elements has created labor shortages and put a strain on the industry but has also led to diversification of the types of individuals getting involved and a variety of new programs around the country that encourages youth participation. Two special guests from Alaska and Wisconsin agreed to sit down and offer a rare glimpse into two vastly different regions of the country and the diverse perspectives that contribute to sustaining commercial fisheries for future generations. Paula Cullenberg was the Director of the Alaska Sea Grant College Program until 2018 and is a commercial salmon fisherman in Bristol Bay with her family. Mark Duffy is a Game Warden in Wisconsin and member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.