A University of Alaska Fairbanks study involving residents of Kodiak has identified crew members and the next generation of fishermen as disproportionately affected by the privatization of fishing rights.

"Scholars and fishermen alike view the privatization of fishing rights as a fundamental driver of social change in fishing communities," concluded Courtney Carothers, who conducted the study for UAF's School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

Her paper, presented on Jan. 20 at the annual Alaska Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage, presented results of a mixed-methods ethnographic study in Kodiak that explored how fisheries privatization processes remake fishery systems.

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