Katrina Liebich

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Public Affairs Specialist

1011 East Tudor Rd
Anchorage, AK 99503
United States

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About Katrina Liebich

Katrina has a Master of Science and PhD in Fisheries from Michigan State University and a Bachelor's of Science from Virginia Polytechnic and State University in Biology. She has also held positions as the Service's Alaska Fisheries Outreach Coordinator and Alaska Digital Media Manager. Katrina is co-host of the award-winning Fish of the Week!, program lead for the Anchorage urban fishing program and Alaska Youth Fish and Wildlife Club, a FAA and DOI-certified drone pilot; and NASP basic archery instructor. Katrina has lived in Alaska since 2010 by way of Virginia, Michigan, and Maine. In her spare time she enjoys fishing and hunting with family and friends. Her work Twitter is @Liebichthy.


The Tug of Pacific Salmon

Rainforest Wolves of Alaska's Alexander Archipelago

The Fish that Wears a Feather (with Guy Eroh)

Dragons and Damsels

The Quiet Love Affair Between Fish and Trees

Alaska Blackfish

Dandy Dollies of Far-North Alaska

Spiciest Trout in the West

Sturgeon Snoots and Scutes

A Note on Lampreys

Salvation Fish

Burbot: the Singsong Gadoid

Beavers Can Build, But Rivers Rule the Roost

Northern Pike: wintertime fun and table fare with a toothy ambush predator

Anatomy of a Fish Weir

All About Alligator Gar

Back to School: fish-friendly culvert to benefit future generations of fish, Southeast Alaskans

Made in Alaska: Bering Cisco

Winter Sheefish: ice fishing for Alaska's largest whitefish

Seabirds of Alaska

Alaska's Wanna-bees: bee mimics in the far north

Fish Fasts 20 Months for Chance of Love

Albatross: Lifetime at Sea (with Kristopher Pacheco)

Whither Went the Eskimo Curlew? (with Peter Pearsall)


Peer-Review Publications: 

Reclaiming a Space for Diadromous Fish in the Public Psyche and Sense of Place (in: American Fisheries Society - Fisheries)

Social Networks and Fisheries: The Relationship between a Charter Fishing Network, Social Capital, and Catch Dynamics (in: North American Journal of Fisheries Management)

Conservation is a Team Sport (in: Lessons in Leadership: Integrating Courage, Vision, and Innovation for the Future of Sustainable Fisheries)

A True Alaskan: Bering Cisco (in: America's Bountiful Waters: 150 Years of Fisheries Conservation and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Tug of Pacific Salmon (in: America's Bountiful Waters: 150 Years of Fisheries Conservation and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)


Areas of expertise
Urban programming
Refuges (southern Alaska)
Endangered Species Act/Ecological Services
Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration
News & Digital Media

From The Library

1:1 Northern Pike

Fish of the Week!

Season 1/Episode 1: Northern Pike

This toothy piscivore is found throughout Alaska (even in southcentral Alaska where they’ve been introduced illegally). They’re an important subsistence fish for Alaska Native Peoples and rural residents and a popular...

1:2 Burbot.pdf

Fish of the Week!

Season 1/Episode 2: Burbot

Ugly-pretty and quite tasty, learn more about the burbot! We like them a Lota lota.

Read more: Burbot: The Singsong Gadoid

1:5 Lampreys feat. Trent Sutton & Sabrina Garcia.pdf

Fish of the Week!

Season 1/Episode 5: Lampreys feat. Trent Sutton and Sabrina Garcia

Why change a good thing? These primitive, jawless fish have been making a splash since long before dinosaurs. Trent Sutton from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Sabrina Garcia from the...

1:8 Dolly Varden feat. Matt Nielsen Transcript.pdf

Fish of the Week!

Season 1/Episode 8: Dolly Varden feat. Matt Nielsen

Matt Nielsen, an Izembek National Wildlife Refuge employee from Cold Bay, Alaska joins us to talk about Dolly Varden (and how the rivers can get a little "furry" with bears). We hope you enjoy learning...

1:3 Alaska Blackfish feat. Luke Byker.pdf

Fish of the Week!

Season 1/Episode 3: Alaska Blackfish feat. Luke Byker

This hardy Alaska fish comes in a tiny package and can breathe air!

Read more: Alaska Blackfish: the Arctic's only air-breathing fish