COVID-19 Bristol Bay Survey
Pandemic Preparedness in Remote Rural Fishing Communities Facing Rapid, Massive, Seasonal In-Migration
Around 13,000 people from outside Alaska in summer 2020 will arrive in the Bristol Bay region of Western Alaska to participate in the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery. This project will take place in Dillingham, the home port of the Nushagak salmon fishery. The National Science Foundation has provided funding for a RAPID project to assess planning needs for the fishery, community, and region. In this project we propose to develop pandemic preparedness scenarios for local residents and decision makers; conduct surveys with fishery participants to better understand costs and benefits of varied mitigation policies; and risk preferences from fisherman, processors, and local policy makers to better understand cooperation and decisions under risk and uncertainty. For a project overview click here.