Program Leader/Coastal Community Development Specialist, Marine Advisory Program
Paula Cullenberg has been the Program leader of MAP since 2004, and is Associate Director of Alaska Sea Grant, and the program's coastal community development specialist. She is a Professor in the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Paula's focus is on the sustainability of Alaska's fishing communities.
She has served on the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association and North Pacific Fishery Management Council's Rural Outreach Committee. She has been a commercial salmon fisherman in Bristol Bay for over 20 years and has participated in herring and halibut fisheries around the state.
| ||Gillnet Hanging|
Gillnet Hanging is an illustrated, step-by-step guide for fishermen. Hanging a gillnet, which involves tying the web to the corkline and leadline, and customizing the net for a specific fishery, is critical to success in catching fish. Using this manual, fishermen can learn how to hang a net, change the hanging ration, and replace the webbing.
| ||Biological Field Techniques for Chionoecetes Crabs|
This important book standardizes Chionoecetes data
collection by fisheries observers and shoreside samplers, crab and
shellfish biologists, and fishermen. Wide use of the book promises to
improve data accuracy for Tanner and snow crabs, and thus promote good
management for these commercially important species. The guide includes a
key to species, and describes crab biological techniques commonly used
in field studies. Author expertise includes decades of crab research
and observer training experience. Printed on waterproof paper.
| ||Fishing People of the North: Cultures, Economies, and Management Responding to Change|
Nineteen peer-reviewed articles are included in
the proceedings of the 2011 symposium, Fishing People of the North:
Cultures, Economies, and Management Responding to Change. Authors
present research in the disciplines of anthropology, biology, and
economics on fishing communities in Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Russia,
Japan, and Norway. Among many topics the papers present cultural
responses to climate change effects, and transitions in fishing
communities regarding permits, quotas, and target species. Articles also
cover using local knowledge to preserve a fishery and to map
subsistence patterns, and tribal involvement in fisheries management.
Contributors share ways to address change and ensure that fishing
remains a healthy, vibrant part of northern coastal communities.