Alaska Public Media station KCAW in Sitka held a “Future of Fishing” panel discussion recently, and their Christmas present for Alaska fishermen was seeing the possibilities and dangers from people with deep roots in the industry.

The one-hour discussion was attended by three diverse fishermen who expressed hope that experiencing the recent tumult in Alaska fisheries will serve as a wake-up call about all the threats fishermen are facing, from climate change to regulatory issues, and try to help them look further into the future than the next season.

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