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Study examines decline in young, rural fishermen

In 1980, the city of Dillingham boasted more than 150 fishing permit holders in the community. Today, that number has dropped to less than 80, and while the number of fishermen in rural southwest Alaska has declined, the age of those who continue to fish has risen by almost a decade. A collaborative research project hopes to understand this trend, which has been dubbed The project, called “Alaska’s Next Generation of Fishermen,” hopes to find practical solutions that can rejuvenate an aging fishing industry. Read the rest here 18:36