This week’s show was all about FISH and the slow rationalization-read PRIVATIZATION of that resource. In fact, fisheries are the only resource in the United States that is privatized! This week, my guests were:
Dr. Carol Ann Woody is a USGS Fishery Biologist based at the Alaska Science Center in Anchorage. Dr. Woody specializes in evolutionary ecology of fishes, conservation biology, predator/prey co-evolutionary relationships, molecular genetics, resource selection modeling and wildlife ecology. She is a past president of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.
Shawn Dochtermann is a 30 year commercial fisherman. When not fishing, he serves as vice president of the Alaska Jig Association and Secretary of the Crewmen’s Association based in Kodiak. Shawn is a member of the Alaska Independent Fisheries Marketing Association-a Bristol Bay salmon advocacy group.
Tim Smith is a commercial fisherman, Biologist and pilot. He is president of Nome Fishermen Association.
And joining us in segment 4, is Stephen Taufen. Stephen is a former high level corporate accountant, heroic whistle blower and founder of the Groundswell Fisheries Movement.
This is such an important topic that is completely undercovered and undereported if at all. Here are some great organizations that are making a difference: