Two commercial fishing boats ply the waters of Alaska's Bristol Bay
Commercial fishing in Alaska Fishing boats work the waters of Alaska's Bristol Bay at the height of the wild sockeye salmon run. © Ami Vitale

Stories in Alaska

Tidal Change

Love, Hope and Wonder at Sea

Listen to Alaska’s commercial fishers talk about signs of climate change in the places where they live and work.

We all love stories from the sea. Abundance. Hope. Wonder. People who work on Alaska’s fishing boats see it all up close. We wanted to know more about how commercial fishers are experiencing signs of change in the places where they live and work, so we sat down to listen.

We were impressed with what we heard. Now, we’re sharing their perspectives with you: In “Tidal Change,” we’ve collected audio stories from nine men and women who see nature up close. We’re pleased to amplify these voices of experience because they deserve a place in Alaska’s larger conversation about climate change.

The Nature Conservancy believes that talking openly about the impacts and opportunities that Alaskans are experiencing as a result of climate change will help our state craft the most robust response. It’s key in securing a future in which both people and nature thrive.

Help support our climate change work.

Larry Vander Lind

The abundance of Alaska

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Melanie Brown

Living a legacy

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Bob Snell

The planet has provided

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Peter Andrew

It's definitely a shift

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Adrienne Wilber

Love being on the ocean

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Eugene Anderson

Something’s not right

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Sharry Miller

Staple of our liveliood

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Jon & Brenda Gaedke

Things are changing

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