The Hazy Islands, 2018. Photo Credit: Graham Kraft, F/V Sika
The Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association is an alliance of small boat commercial fishermen committed to sustainable fisheries and thriving coastal communities. Our members support science-based fisheries management through collaborative research, advocacy, and innovation. We work to safeguard ocean health and improve the economic viability of small boat fishing. For our members, commercial fishing is more than a livelihood; it is a way of life.
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In our new web series, Alaskans Own (a Community Supported Fishery program run by ALFA) is introducing you to the people who catch, process, cook, and connect you to delicious, wild-caught fish. Click on the videos below to watch!
Chatham Strait, Southeast Alaska. Image credit: Celia Bower, F/V Teasha
The Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association has partnered for several years with the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust. Though separate organizations, ALFA and ASFT share a core mission: to safeguard ocean health, ensure that coastal communities thrive, and engage fishermen, scientists, and consumers in protecting the viability of our fisheries and small boat fleet.
Below, find a timeline of the two organizations' accomplishments (swipe to navigate):