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WhaleFest speaker: Salmon our most valuable resource

Salmon are Alaska’s long-term investment.

That view was voiced by cultural anthropologist and writer Richard Nelson during Sitka’s WhaleFest. The event includes a symposium addressing trends and developments in marine and coastal science.

In his speech, Nelson compared salmon to other natural resources.

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We’ll have other reports from the scientific symposium in the coming weeks.

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