AFE 2021: A Subsistence Way of Life – Before and After the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

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The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS) significantly altered wild food harvest practices and ways of life in many coastal communities including Cordova, Chenega, Tatitlek, Nanwalek, and Port Graham. The Division of Subsistence at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has conducted household surveys to assess subsistence harvests in these communities since the 1980s. In collaboration with the ...