Fishermen happy with their jobs; Don’t like privatized fisheries

FISH-With-Mic-Logo-GRAPHIC-303-x-400-e1360148757522Alaska fishermen are happy with their career choice, but not so pleased with programs that carve up the catch. That pretty much sums up the findings in a multi-year study that aimed to gauge how Kodiak fishermen feel about privatizing the resource through things like catch shares and IFQs.  Courtney Carothers, “I was trying to understand also how people thought about privatization compared to other kinds changes in the community and then also looking at how people thought about privatization in terms of its affects on individual and community well being.”  Read the rest here 16:31