"Graying of the Fleet"

In 2013, the average age of Alaska fishery permit holders was 49.7 years, up ten years since 1980. As many Alaska fishery permit holders approach retirement age, next generation fishing will greatly impact coastal communities. UA is approaching the problem of the “graying of the fleet,” and developing alternatives to address this growing problem.

Region(s): 
Southwest
Focus Area(s): 
Food Security
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Last updated: May 10, 2017