Lankard will deliver keynote address at 2022 Local Seafood Summit

Social change activist and Native rights leader Dune Lankard, of Cordova, will deliver the keynote address on Oct. 2, during the fourth annual Local Seafood Summit at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood.

The keynote panel includes policy consultant Ephraim D. Froehlich; Andy Olson, executive director of the Native Fishing Association; Togue Brawn, a member of the New England Fishery Management Council; and Jason Jarvis, board president of the North American Marine Alliance and a fishing representative on the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council.

The event is designed to foster networking opportunities for those in community-based seafood systems, to elevate opportunities to catalyze local and regional seafood systems and strengthen local seafood sectors through technical assistance and training opportunities.

Concurrent breakout session topics range from community-led activism and market creation in the Gulf of Alaska to fish farming futures, bringing kelp to market and tackling climate change.

Registration for the event is already full.