Links & Publications
Northern Bering Sea and Bering Strait: Food Security
The cold, rich waters of the northern Bering Sea and Bering Strait form the foundation of culture, food security, and economy for coastal Yupik and Inupiaq peoples. See Food Security Brochure
Northern Bering Sea and Bering Strait: Ecosystem and Climate Change
For thousands of years the coastal Yupik and Inupiaq peoples of the northern Bering Sea and Bering Strait have relied on marine mammals, seabirds, fish, shellfish, and other marine resources for food. Hunting and fishing bind people to the sea, and tie families and communities together through the sharing of food and passing of knowledge and experience from one generation to the next. See Ecosystem & Climate Change Brochure
The Northern Bering Sea : Our Way of Life
This report shows extensive areas where Alaska Native hunters and local fishermen harvest ocean resources, and the marine waters important to the resources we rely on. It illustrates that the whole northern Bering Sea is the storehouse that supports our way of life.
Thousands of bowhead and beluga whales, hundreds of thousands of walruses, an estimated one million seals, and millions of seabirds migrate through the northern Bering Sea and Bering Strait. Large areas of the region are hunting and fishing territory for villages along the coast. See Migration Map
- A framework for co-production of knowledge in the context of Arctic research
- Assessing the sustainability and equity of Alaska salmon fisheries through a well-being framework
- Indigenous peoples and salmon stewardship
- An Indigenous approach to ocean planning and policy in the Bering Strait region of Alaska
- The Incorporation of Traditional Knowledge into Alaska federal fisheries management
- Participation and Resistance – Tribal Involvement in Bering Sea Fisheries Management and Policy
- Linkages between human health and ocean health
- Mapping and Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic
- Arctic Vessel Traffic and Indigenous Communities in the Bering Strait Region of Alaska
North Pacific Fishery Management Council
Develops fishery management plans and makes ongoing decisions regarding federally managed fisheries out to 200 miles from shore. NPFMC is advisory to the National Marine Fisheries Service. Both operate under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The NPFMC meets five times a year, usually three times in Anchorage, once in an Alaskan fishing community, and once in either Seattle or Portland. For more information, please see https://www.npfmc.org.
National Marine Fisheries Service
Federal agency responsible for managing U.S. fisheries and complying with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation & Management Act. NMFS approves decisions made by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. For more information, please https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/.