WhaleFest speaker: Salmon our most valuable resource
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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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