A Study of the Drift Gillnet Fishery and Oil/Gas Industry Interactions and Mitigation Possibilities in Cook Inlet

This project was undertaken to improve the base of knowledge needed to mitigate potential at-sea interactions between the drift gillnet fishery and the offshore oil and gas industry in Cook Inlet, Alaska. Findings are based on extensive archival and field research conducted in the early and mid-2000s. The study led to improved dialog between fishery participants and government agencies, and identification of an area in which oil and natural gas extraction could occur with little impact on local fishing fleets.