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FISHERY GOAL: Increase awareness of fisheries needs, priorities, and importance at the local, state and federal levels to ensure sustained and increased local participation and increase efficiency in access to resources.

Project: Create Marine Technology Education Credential-BBC

Project Description: Develop pathway for marine technology training with educational credentials to document student achievement. Credentials to include UAF BBC Microcredentials and Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC).

People/Organizations responsible for completing these steps: UAF Bristol Bay Campus, BBEDC, BBNA, ADF&G, BBRSDA, SeaGrant

Cost Estimates:

Costs: $86,700/year

Timeline: October 2022 – September 2027

Funding Partners: UAF Bristol Bay Campus, BBEDC, Alaska Sea Grant Program

Evaluation Measures:

  • number of courses developed with a unique course identifier.
  • number of microcredentials approved.
  • OEC approved.
  • number of students enrolled in the OEC
  • method of tracking students in place
  • Number of students completing OEC

Key Project Contact:

Name: Wanda Wahl   

Title: Interim Director

Organization: UAF Bristol Bay Campus

Project: Observe a Fish First Priority.

Project Description: Prioritize and balance the protection of salmon and salmon habitat in decisions that will impact these fisheries. Bristol Bay is home to one of the world’s largest remaining wild salmon fisheries. These sustainable fisheries are the cultural, subsistence, and economic cornerstones of the Bristol Bay region.

People/Organizations responsible for completing these steps:

Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Bristol Bay Native Association, Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, Nushagak Cooperative, United Tribes of Bristol Bay, Bristol Bay Housing Authority, Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation, 31 Bristol Bay Tribes, twenty-seven communities, Safe And Fearfree Environment 

Key Project Contact:

Name: Daniel Cheyette/Andria Agli

Title: VP Land and Resources/ VP Shareholder and Corporate Relations

Organization: Bristol Bay Native Corporation Land Department/ Bristol Bay Native Corporation Shareholder and Corporate Relations

Project: Support the Chignik Fisheries recovery/restoration from multiple fishery disasters (CIC).

Project Description: Assist the communities and tribal members of the Chignik area recover from the economic and cultural impacts of the multiple failed salmon runs; through social services, economic diversification, recovering the fishery, enhance and develop existing and other fisheries including aquaculture, outreach/advocacy to policy makers, and community planning.

People/Organizations responsible for completing these steps: Chignik Intertribal Coalition, Chignik Bay, Chignik Lake, Chignik Lagoon, Ivanof Bay, Perryville, Bristol Bay Native Association, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Bristol Bay Housing Authority, Lake and Peninsula Borough

Cost Estimates:

Costs: Unknown

Timeline: 2021-2025

Funding Partners: USDA, EDA, Tribes, US Fish & Wildlife, US Department of Commerce, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Intertribal Agriculture Council, Native American Agriculture Fund, Lake and Peninsula Borough

Evaluation Measures:

  • Subsistence needs are met.
  • Commercial fisheries become economically viable through conservation measures.
  • Fish escapements are achieved for all species.
  • Stock of Concern designations on sockeye and Chinook are no longer in place.
  • Participants retain fishing permits/boats/local businesses.
  • Populations in communities remains stable.
  • Residents recover financially.
  • Residents recover by markers of mental health and social well-being.

Key Project Contact:

Name: George Anderson

Title: President

Organization: Chignik Intertribal Coalition

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