Gabe Dunham

Marine Advisory Agent, Dillingham

(907) 842-8321

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Gabe Dunham


  • Commercial Fisheries
  • Economic Development
  • Resource Economics
  • Social Capital
  • Rural Energy Use
  • Energy Efficiency


Natural resource economics, business management, survey design and administration, commercial fishing, marine and automotive diesel, and outboard mechanics


  • AS Auto, Truck and Industrial Technology – Universal Technical Institute
  • BBA Business Management and Economics – University of Alaska Anchorage
  • MS Environmental and Natural Resource Economics – University of Rhode Island


  • Extensive experience working as an outboard, marine and automotive diesel mechanic in urban and rural Alaskan communities.
  • Experience in Bristol Bay and Southeast Alaska fisheries including drift gillnet fishing, dungeness crabbing and salmon roe tendering.
  • Academic background includes fisheries economics, survey design and administration to collect regional economic commercial fishing information. Data management, analysis, reporting, writing and presentation of results.
  • Sea Grant Knauss Fellow in the National Sea Grant Office, coordinating focus teams, workgroups and meetings around seafood and industry issues.

Current Projects

  • Social Capital and Fisheries Management: Exploring the association between changes in fishery management and fishers' social networks
  • Standard 10 Report: Analysis of relationship between fishery management and fishery-related fatalities