Background on the Alaska Native Marine Cultural Heritage Zones

Publication - March 19, 2007
As we have done with our land based cultural and traditional hunting zones, to protect our traditional foods, so we must begin to protect our marine reserves for our customary and traditional needs. Demands for marine resources are at an all time high, even depleting the vast resources of the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. Foreign owned and operated processing companies have been given ownership to many of our public resources, such as the crab of the Bering Sea.