Tribal consultation plays unofficial role in North Pacific Fishery Management Council and Board of Fisheries process

23523_354387901211_7651997_aHistorical participation weighs heavily in fisheries management decisions, and Alaska Natives have thousands of years of history of fishing throughout the state, relying on salmon, halibut, crab, herring and other species for food and trade. When it comes to management, however, the oldest users report mixed success in participating in the decision-making process. [email protected] 11:23