Coastal Heritage Alliance is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of commercial fishing family cultural heritage as it still exists in the persons, vessels, skills and stories of a rapidly vanishing industry once prevalent among and vital to the socio-economic life of communities along the shores of North America.
Coastal Heritage Alliance will become a pivotal and guiding advocate for the maintenance and preservation of commercial fishing family heritage through the design, development and implementation of innovative and effective research projects, documentation techniques and public programming both at sea and within the coastal communities of North America.
CHA aims to maintain and preserve the threatened way of life of America’s fishing families.
CHA’s Founding Director, Michael Vlahovich, is passionate about keeping traditional maritime skills and stories alive.
CHA’s young and enthusiastic Board of Governors have close, personal ties to the maritime community.