Study Looks at Next Generation of Fishermen


Originally posted on KMXT News Blog:

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Brianna Gibbs/KMXT
Kodiak is known worldwide as a fishing hub and in recent years has made a name for itself in the world of academic research. This summer the two are combining as one local grad student takes a closer look at the next generation of fishermen through her work at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.
Graduate student Danielle Ringer was born in Homer, where her family was heavily involved in the fishing industry, and moved to Kodiak a number of years ago to work for Fish and Game. Since then she’s broadened her resume with work at the Alutiiq Museum and Kodiak Harbormaster’s Office, but decided to plunge back into her education this summer and study what she calls the “graying of the fleet.”
“So basically the legislature has put out a call of concerns that are kind of addressing all…

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