#25 - Linda Behnken - Heinz-Award Winning Ocean-Warrior

Linda Behnken is a Heinz-Award winning Ocean-Warrior based in Sitka, Alaska. Teresa Heinz, Chairman of the Heinz Family Foundation said about her: “Linda’s success in achieving collaboration between scientists, industry, and the fishermen who work the ocean for their livelihood is a model for effective environmental change. Her efforts to drive policy and practices that protect the stability of Alaska’s coastal fishing communities and the ocean ecosystem on which they depend not only give us hope, they demonstrate what is possible when seemingly competing interests work together.” In today’s episode we talk about fishermen as citizen scientists; 30 by 30; her work as a leader in Salmon Nation and bringing Alaska’s treasured seafood to those who need it around the bioregion.

Linda Behnken is a Heinz-Award winning Ocean-Warrior based in Sitka, Alaska. Teresa Heinz, Chairman of the Heinz Family Foundation said about her: “Linda’s success in achieving collaboration between scientists, industry, and the fishermen who work the ocean for their livelihood is a model for effective environmental change. Her efforts to drive policy and practices that protect the stability of Alaska’s coastal fishing communities and the ocean ecosystem on which they depend not only give us hope, they demonstrate what is possible when seemingly competing interests work together.” In today’s episode we talk about fishermen as citizen scientists; 30 by 30; her work as a leader in Salmon Nation and bringing Alaska’s treasured seafood to those who need it around the bioregion. Read this article written by Linda, to learn more about her work.

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