ALFA Awarded Rapid Response Grant from the Alaska Conservation Foundation

ALFA has been awarded a $7500 Rapid Response Grant from the Alaska Conservation Foundation!  This grant will support ALFA’s work to create a new paradigm for halibut bycatch management that protects the future productivity of the halibut resource and the fishermen and fishing communities who depend on that resource.  ALFA is working with scientists at the International Pacific Halibut Commission and University of Alaska as well as fishing organizations from across the State to build a new halibut management model that recognizes the importance of small fish to the future of the stock,  provides incentives to protect small fish from catch and bycatch, and accurately captures the cultural and economic importance of the halibut resource.

The timely support of the Alaska Conservation Foundation will allow ALFA and project partners with rapidly advance this important work.