PRESS RELEASES

YOUNG FISHERMEN'S BILL INTRODUCED IN US SENATE

BILL TO ESTABLISH NATIONAL YOUNG FISHERMEN'S PROGRAM INTRODUCED

MARCH 2017: SECURING AMERICA's FISHING FUTURE

FEBRUARY 2017: ALFA TO HOST SPRING FISHERMEN'S EXPO

JANUARY 2017: ALFA Launches Documentary Project about Local Fishing Families’ Efforts to Protect Fisheries

DECEMBER 2016: COMMUNITY DRIVEN YOUNG FISHERMEN'S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM GAINS CONGRESSIONAL SUPPORT

 

PRESS

2017

Young Fishers' Bill to US Senate

Alaskans Own delivers sustainable, high-quality seafood from Southeast Alaska

Samudra Report: Fishing is Life

The people behind the fish: Linda Behnken

Sustaining fish & Opportunities for the next Generation

Bill Introduced to Help Youngsters into Fishing Industry

Young Unveils Young Fishermen's Development Act

Electronic Monitoring Coming to Alaska Fishing

Alaska: Crossing the Line to Electronic Monitoring Implementation

Longline Fleet awaits word on fishing season start

Daily Sitka Sentinel: Fishing Coalition in DC to push for sustainability

Workshop to share experiences of support to small-scale fisheries

Documentary will focus on small boat fishery families

Talking Money: ALFA's Spring Expo to Feature Fishing Finance Workshop

Fishermen's expo features financing workshop, sablefish summit

Who is Linda Behnken? 

Cordova Times: ALFA plans documentary on fishing families

2016 and earlier

Wiki-fishing: how Alaska's smaller boats compete with vast trawlers (The Economist) 

National Fisherman: Congress Supports Young Fishermen's Program

KCAW: Sitka Fishermen's Expo

National Fisherman: Alaska halibut quota share prices spike

Electronic Monitoring: Different Fisheries Require Different Solutions

Energy Audit Aims to cut costs for fishermen

Bristol Bay  Times: Workshop focused on fostering local participation in Alaska's fisheries

Alaska Dispatch News: If Alaska leaders put 'fish first,' we'll prosper for generations

Science News for Students: Faking out Whales

North Pacific Council to vote on halibut bycatch limits

Science News for Students: Faking out Whales

Groups hope MSA update won’t move fish conservation ‘backwards’

BBC EARTH: Sperm whales target fishing boats for an easy meal

KCAW SITKA INTERVIEW: Linda Behnken: Mixing love and advocacy on the ocean

STORIES IN THE NEWS KETCHIKAN- Meet Commercial Fisher Linda Behnken

NEWSWEEK: Alaskan Sperm Whales Have Learned to Skin Fisher's Daily Catch

My Turn: Banking on Alaska's fishing future

 

video

 

Colin Rawlings spent the summer of 2012 fishing with his aunt, Captain Nancy Behnken of the F/V Dipper.  The videos below give a brief, but beautiful, look at some of Colin's fishing experiences in Southeast Alaska.

 

Photo Galleries

We were lucky enough to get professional photographer Joshua Roper out with the ALFA Executive Director Linda Behnken and her family on the F/V Woodstock. Here are just a few of the beautiful photographs he took. Photo credit ASMI/Joshua Roper Photography

In 2016. ALFA launched a project to document the changes that fishermen are witnessing, both out at sea and within the fishing community. The project aimed to celebrate and tell stories about the tie between small-boat fisheries and thriving coastal communities. Here are the entries! 

Prolific fisherman Eric Jordan has long been documenting life at sea. Here is a sampling of his images.  

Fishing photos from our archives. 


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