This week’s featured guest is Linda Behnken has been commercial fishing off Alaska for 30 years.  She crewed on longline and troll boats for 9 years before buying her own boat in 1991.  She lives in Sitka, Alaska but has fished the waters from Sitka to the Bering Sea.  She now fishes with her husband and two sons on their 40 foot boat, Woodstock.  Linda holds a masters in environmental science from Yale and combines this schooling with the at-sea experience of fishing to inform her work in fisheries management.  Linda is the executive director of the Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association and served nine years on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.  Her work is dedicated to promoting sustainable fisheries and thriving fishing communities through research, innovation and advocacy.

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