Research Paper On Alaskan Fishing

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Alaska has an interesting history with fishing, from even before it became a state, when it was acquired by the United States from Russia in 1867 (Naske 1994). Gold miners, whalers, and fishermen were some of the first Americans to move northward to Alaska for natural resources riches. Since the late 1880s, commercial fishing has been an important part of the Alaskan culture and economy (Sechrist & Rutz).
In the early 1940s, when Alaska was still a territory, the United States joined WW II. The government rationed food, which limited protein for the troops overseas, and citizens at home. But the U.S. had a territory loaded with fish, and commercial fishing in Alaska boomed. Thousands of fish were caught in drift-nets and fish traps. They were

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