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(907) 273-4540

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Gulf of Alaska Groundfish Trawl Fishery Social Study


Please Participate

We would like to invite industry members to participate in our research efforts.

Participation is voluntary and all responses are confidential.

Who should participate?

We are interested in hearing from anyone who works in the Gulf of Alaska Trawl Groundfish Fishery and thinks they may be affected by the management change. This would include:

  • Fishermen
  • Vessel owners
  • Vessel operators and skippers
  • Groundfish License Limitation Program license owners
  • Crew aboard groundfish vessels
  • Catcher-processor operators and crew
  • Shoreside and inshore floating processor operators and staff
  • Tender owners and operators
  • Others that feel they are part of the industry

Why participate?

  • The study provides industry members a forum to communicate information from their unique perspectives.
  • Clarifies and expands researcher’s existing knowledge of fishing communities.
  • Increases the amount of social information available about fishing communities and industry members.
  • Improves the accuracy of information available about fishing communities and industry members.
  • Increases the amount of information available for use by interested parties such as local community organizations and fishery managers.

How to participate:

The best way to participate in this research is to complete the survey and participate in a short interview. Researchers will be available in many geographic locations to try and meet, in person, or over the phone. In addition, the survey is available online and by mail (by request).

If you would like to participate, please contact us at:

(907) 273-4540

We would be more than happy to setup an appointment with you to meet you in person if possible, set up a phone call, provide you the survey, answer any questions, and further discuss the research. Please email us at and we’ll make the appropriate arrangements.

If you would like to participate, but do not wish to complete the survey in person or electronically that is fine. Please phone or email us a request for the survey and we’ll be more than happy to mail you a hardcopy of the survey for completion and the necessary supplies to return the survey to us.

Your participation is critical to the success of our research and our ability to increase the information available about fishing communities to all interested parties.

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