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Scientists Share Results of Oral History Project in Dillingham and Naknek, AK

July 05, 2018

Maggie Mooney-Seus, 206-526-4348 (office), 774-392-4865 (cell)

World-wide research on women’s roles in fisheries has indicated that women have important, yet often, overlooked roles in fisheries. In Bristol Bay roughly 30 percent of the setnet permit holders are women. NOAA Fisheries scientists from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center documented oral histories with women so that they could share their stories and knowledge, and about how environmental change may be impacting these fisheries. They will be sharing the results of this project during two upcoming community events.

Naknek Potluck

When: Friday, July 27, 4pm-9pm

Where: Dolly’s Hall

What: Naknek community members are invited to come hear researchers talk about the project, show videos and discuss plans for future research. Elders will have a chance to share stories. All are welcome to bring subsistence foods to share!


Dillingham Workshop

When: Tuesday, July 31, 3pm-7pm

Where: Bristol Bay Native Association

What: Researchers will talk about the project, show videos, and discuss plans for future research. You can learn about oral histories, and gathering family and community stories using audio or video equipment. Snacks will be provided and all are welcome!

The researchers will be in Bristol Bay from Tuesday July 24th through Thursday August 2nd and will be gathering more oral histories from Alaska Native women who fish in Bristol Bay. If you are interested in participating please email Anna Lavoie:


Last updated by Alaska Fisheries Science Center on November 03, 2018