ASF: Readings & Resources


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Fellows' Resources & Recommendations

In addition to resources used in the Fellows program, there are readings, videos, links, and other materials listed below that have been shared by Fellows and partners.  

Traditional Knowledge Resources - Provided by Julie Raymond-Yakoubian and Jessica Black

Hatchery Resources - Provided by Peter Westley, PhD, Salmon Fellows Founding Partner

Online Data Resources - Provided by Donna Aderhold

Gulf Watch Alaska website: the website provides general information about Gulf Watch Alaska projects and includes links to data, reports, publications, videos, and outreach materials developed by the program. The program is focused in the northern Gulf of Alaska, is all marine, and does not include salmon. This is the program I work for, so if you have any questions, please ask! And if you have suggestions for ways to make the site better, let me know that, too. 


Alaska Ocean Observing System website: AOOS hosts so much information about the Gulf of Alaska, Bearing Sea, and Arctic Ocean that the site is a little overwhelming! It's worth digging through, though. It includes several data portals from which you can find data from multiple agencies and organizations in a wide variety of locations on a diverse array of species, habitats, and monitoring activities--including harmful algal blooms and ocean acidification. If you live in Anchorage, the AOOS office is located downtown on 3rd Ave. near the curve into L Street. (The old Elevation 92 restaurant space if you date back that far.) 


NOAA Bathymetric Data Viewer: If you are interested in marine bathymetry, this is a great site to explore. When you open the site, check the boxes on the left side for BAG (stands for Bathymetric Attributed Grids) Footprints and BAG Color Shaded Relief Imagery. When you zoom in to specific regions such as the Inside Passage, Prince William Sound, Kodiak Island, and Kachemak Bay you will see amazingly detailed bathymetry. If you have any questions about using this site, let me know and I will put you in contact with the expert--who loves to talk about bathymetry and oceanography. 


OneNOAA Science Seminar Series: Sign up to receive information about NOAA webinars. Most are held at noon on the east coast, which translates to 8am Alaska time, and many are not relevant to salmon in Alaska, but the seminars are a great way to learn a lot about diverse marine topics--including issues such as marine plastics, ocean acidification, ecological implications of management decisions, etc. 


Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP): ACCAP hosts a wide variety of webinars related to Alaska climate. They are a good way to keep a pulse on what's happening climate-wise in the state. 


LEO Network: Started by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the LEO Network is now global!​ LEO is a network of local observers and topic experts who share knowledge about unusual animal, environment, and weather events. With LEO, you can connect with others in your community, share observations, raise awareness, and find answers about significant environmental events. You can also engage with topic experts in many different organizations and become part of a broader observer community. Sign up to post observations and/or to act as an expert in case there are questions about observations.
Salmon Life is a storytelling movement crafted and shared by the Salmon Project to celebrate the Alaskan salmon life. Visit this site for stories and snapshots of salmon life from across Alaska.

Way Back in Kodiak – Filipinos in Larsen Bay 1915 (Source: Anjuli Grantham)
A radio story produced about the history of Asians in Alaskan canneries, told through the lens of an exceptional photo collection from 1915.

Way Back in Kodiak – Corked at Karluk (Source: Anjuli Grantham)
A story about the creation of the Karluk Reservation, and what it had to do with salmon and the seafood industry, back in the 1940s.

A National Park for Salmon- Afognak Island in 1892 by Anjuli Grantham (Source: Anjuli Grantham)
A short story about Alaska's first federally designated "wilderness."

Groundfish Parade Shows Support for Trawl Industry and Inequities of Seafood Industry by Anjuli Grantham (Source: Anjuli Grantham)

Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan 2014 (Source: Kris Norosz)


Alaska Career and Technical Education Plan 2010 (Source: Kris Norosz)


Bristol Bay Careers: Jobs in the Fisheries, Seafood Processing & Maritime Trades 2013 (Source: Kris Norosz)

McDowell Report on Cross Industry Workforce Development Priorities 2016 (Source: Kris Norosz)

Maritime Works  - includes 1 minute overview video (Source: Kris Norosz)

Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium (Source: Kris Norosz)


Alaska Sea Grant (Source: Kris Norosz)


Youth Employability Skills (YES) poster (Source: Kris Norosz)

The Incorporation of Traditional Knowledge into Alaska federal fisheries management (Source: Julie Raymond-Yakoubian)

“Always taught not to waste”: Traditional Knowledge and Norton Sound/Bering Strait Salmon Populations (Source: Julie Raymond-Yakoubian)

A Bering Strait Indigenous Framework for Resource Management: Respectful Seal and Walrus Hunting (Source: Julie Raymond-Yakoubian)

Participation and Resistance - Tribal Involvement in Bering Sea Fisheries Management and Policy (Source: Julie Raymond-Yakoubian)

Cosmological Changes: Shifts in Human-Fish Relationships in Alaska's Bering Strait Region (Source: Julie Raymond-Yakoubian)

Research Processes and Indigenous Communities in Western Alaska: Workshop Report (Source: Julie Raymond-Yakoubian)

After the Ice Age: the Return of Life to Glaciated North America, by E.C. Pielou (Souce: Ricky Gease)

Harmonic Analysis of Worldwide Temperature Proxies for 2000 Years, Lüdecke & Weiss (Source: Ricky Gease)

North Pacific Fisheries Management Council (NPFMC) Flow Chart (Source: Julie Raymond-Yakoubian)

“I Belong to Igiugig”: The Story of My Home on the Kvichak River by AlexAnna Salmon (Source: Christina Salmon)

Research Processes and Indigenous Communities in Western Alaska: Workshop Report 

(Source: Julie Raymond-Yakoubian)

Survival Denied: Stories from Alaska Native Families Living in a Broken System (Source: Jessica Black & Ben Stevens)

Bridging Yesterday with Tomorrow: Understanding Traditional Ecosystem Management Practices and their Application to Contemporary Sustainable Boreal Ecosystem Management (Source: Jessica Black)

Hunting, Fishing, Gathering Task Force - 2016 Strategy Update, Tanana Chiefs Conference (Source: Ben Stevens) 

Factors Affecting Local Permit Ownership in Bristol Bay, Breena Apgar-Kurtz (Source: Courtney Carothers)

A survey of US halibut IFQ holders: Market Participation, Attitudes, and Impacts, Courtney Carothers

Fisheries privatization, social transitions, and well-being in Kodiak, Alaska, Courtney Carothers

Fisheries Privatization and the Remaking of Fisher Systems, Courtney Carothers and Catherine Chambers

"Rationalized Out": Discourses and Realities of Fisheries Privatization in Kodiak, Alaska, Courtney Carothers

Enduring Ties: Salmon and the Alutiiq/Sugpiaq Peoples and the Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska, Courtney Carothers

Limited Entry Policy and the Bristol bay, Alaska Salmon Fishermen, J.A. Koslow (Source: Courtney Carothers)

1980 Transfer Patterns in Alaskan Limited Entry Fisheries, Steve Langdon (Source: Courtney Carothers)

The Integration of Cash and Subsistence in Sothwest Alaskan Yup'ik Eskimo Communities, Stephen J. Langdon (Source: Courtney Carothers)

Tragedy of Commodification: Displacements in Alutiiq Fishing Communities in the Gulf of Alaska, Courtney Carothers

Turning the Tide: A review of programs and policies to address access challenges in Alaska fisheries, Cullenberg, et al.