Paula Cullenberg

Paula Cullenberg
Program Leader/Coastal Community Development Specialist, Marine Advisory Program

 

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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 HangingGillnet 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.

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Biological Field Techniques for Chionoecetes Crabs 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.  
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Fishing People of the North: Cultures, Economies, and Mangement Responding to Change 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.
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