The Bering Sea Elders Advisory Group

Salmon drying

Salmon drying

The Bering Sea Elders Advisory Group was established in 2007 due to our concerns about the proximity of bottom trawling to some of our villages and the potential movement of industrial sheries into northern Bering Sea waters. That year many tribes promoted a bottom trawl boundary that was adopted by the North Paci c Fishery Management Council.

The Elders Group formed to bring elders together across the Yukon-Kuskokwim and Bering Strait regions. We have one mind – to protect our traditional subsistence way of life, and the ocean web of life that supports the resources we rely on.

David Bill, Sr., Chair
Fred Phillip, Executive Director

The Alaska Marine Conservation Council
Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) is dedicated to protecting the long-term health of Alaska’s oceans and sustaining the working waterfronts of our coastal communities.

Support from AMCC on The Northern Bering Sea: Our Way of Life –
Dorothy Childers, Editor
Muriel Morse, outreach Coordinator and interviews Julia Beaty, GiS Services

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Last Updated: 
Mon, 02/15/2016