Alaska Oceans

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The Dangers of Poaching

Managing wildlife is difficult, especially in an ocean environment

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Fish Hatcheries

Fish hatcheries help to sustain species of overfishing

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Alaskan Wild Salmon

Spawning season finds these ocean fish fighting to travel upstream, against the current

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Fish Hatcheries

Alaska’s Ocean Fishing Industry

In 1959, Alaska became the 50th state of the United States. It had already been practicing conservation of its wild fish population before that time. There were already measures in place to ensure the future of the fishing industry. Alaska has never had any of its wild fish population listed on the endangered species list. It has always worked to regulate fishing for sustainability. The fleets that fish the waters around the state have a mandate to keep enough population to continue each species. This has worked well and has kept Alaskan waters full of fish to catch.