Strong fishery-related businesses buoy coastal communities in the face of natural hazards and disasters. In Alaska, coastal climate change impacts are occurring at a rate that is challenging the ability of resource-dependent businesses to respond and adapt. A collaborative project led by the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve created tools to support climate adaptation planning for Alaska fishery industry businesses and the communities that depend on them.
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Resilient businesses recognize the vital role that planning, preparation, and collaboration play in developing and retaining the ability to respond to challenges, adapt to changes, and thrive. The Fisheries Resilience Index (FRI) is a self-assessment tool developed for fishery industry leaders and businesses. It serves as a simple and inexpensive method of predicting if individual fishing businesses and the regional fisheries industry are prepared to maintain operations during and after disasters.