Visit the Herring School Website: www.pacificherring.org
Coordinators: Dana Lepofsky, Ken Lertzman, Anne Salomon (SFU), Gladstone Team, Ross Wilson, Larry Jorgenson, Jennifer Carpenter and others in Bella Bella
Pacific herring is a "cultural keystone" species for First Nations up and down the coast and is a foundation of coastal food webs. Despite thousands of years of continuous use in the past, many herring stocks have collapsed over much of the region and fail to recover even if fishing pressure is reduced. We're now faced with a complex problem where changing climate and North Pacific oceanography interact with a history of relentless industrial exploitation, insufficient science, and the unmet needs of local First Nations, Alaska Natives, and Native American communities. The Hakai Network Herring School seeks to better understand this complex problem and identify sustainable solutions.