Resource: Alaskan Salmon Fisheries Sustainability and Eco-certification – A Backgrounder
Author: Watershed Watch Salmon Society, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, Wild Fish Conservancy, and Raincoast Conservation Foundation
Date: October 2013 (update)
While some Alaskan salmon fisheries are global models of sustainability, a host of serious conservation issues plague many Alaskan salmon fisheries. This backgrounder prepared by a coalition of Canadian and American conservation groups provides an overview of the main conservation issues in these fisheries and the need for robust eco-certification schemes to reward best practices and address problems.