Hannah Heimbuch is a commercial fisherman and writer from Alaska. She works as a fisheries policy and communications consultant for Ocean Strategies, and is a regular participant in North Pacific fisheries management processes. Hannah serves as the co-chair of the Alaska Fishing Communities Coalition and Executive Director of the Under Sixty Cod Harvesters. She lives and fishes on Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, where she and her partner run a remote salmon fishing operation.
Previously, Hannah worked as a journalist at multiple Alaskan publications, and as a community organizer specializing in fishing communities and policies at the Alaska Marine Conservation Council. She has fished commercially from Bristol Bay to Prince William Sound. Her education includes bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Russian Language & Literature from the University of Montana, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University.