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.
About this resource
Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve partnered with fishery industry leaders, resource managers, business owners and resilience experts to conduct focus groups in Kachemak Bay, Alaska in 2019. This summary report highlights key points from group discussions and offers recommendations for focus group best practices.
Allan, Grace and Bentz, Syverine. 2019. Alaska Fisheries Resilience Focus Group Summary Report.