Overfishing Threatens an Alaskan Ecosystem and Culture

In “Alaska’s herring row,” published with The Nation, Brent Simpson details how herring is a tiny fish central to Tlingit culture and to sustainable ecosystems. But overfishing is threatening both.

This story was posted to FisheryNation.com (blog that shares news on the fishing industry) and Environmental News Bits (news aggregation via Illinois Sustainable Technology Center).

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