Lisa Sadleir-Hart, with the Sitka Food Summit, discusses plans to release the results of Sitka’s Food Assessment 6-9 PM Thu Nov 14 at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Sadleir-Hart says Sitka has taken a leading role in determining food policy. Learn more about the Sitka Local Foods Network online.
The Morning Interview
Food summit satisfies hunger for data
There’s a new bird in town, and she’s a little shy. After a long career in education, she doesn’t have a lot of patience for the classroom. But for the right student, she still has plenty to teach. These days, she’s settling into a comfortable retirement, just off Sawmill Creek Road-- at the Alaska Raptor Center. more
Linda Behnken, the Executive Director of the Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association was joined by Tori O'Connell, the Research Director of the Sitka Sound Science Center, to provide an update on SEASWAP (The Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project). As O'Connell explains, the project just secured $311,000 in funding to continue research on a sperm whale avoidance network this fall. The avoidance network will tag whales in the Chatham Strait black cod fishery and give fisherman devices to communicate where the whales are located. Downloadable audio. more