Gunnar Knapp, widely known for his work on behalf of the salmon industry in Alaska, and also his work on social and economic impacts of fisheries, announced in a letter to colleagues that he will be retiring from the University of Alaska at the end of the current academic year next June.
Knapp is the director of the university’s institute of social and economic research (ISER).
“I have worked at ISER for 35 years—my entire career. I feel immensely lucky at the opportunities I have had to work with so many talented and dedicated colleagues, to study so many fascinating and important issues, and to spend the final three years of my career as Director. I can’t imagine a more interesting and rewarding career than studying and teaching about Alaska’s resources, economy and society,” he said.
Knapp also says he would like to finish the book he is working on, “The Economics of Fish,” and spend time on other writing and consulting projects.