The Chinook salmon fishery on the Yukon has been in decline for years, but this fall chum salmon numbers also collapsed and all subsistence and commercial salmon fishing was shut down on the Yukon. That left fishermen and families without a vital source of income and food for the coming winter. What’s known about the causes and consequences of the fisheries collapse? How are communities responding?
HOST: Lori Townsend
- Holly Carroll, Yukon River Subsistence Fishery Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Sabrina Garcia, Marine Research Biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
- Alida Trainor, Subsistence Resource Specialist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
- Rhonda Pitka, First Chief of the Village of Beaver
- Brooke Woods, Chair, Yukon River Intertribal Fish Commission
LINKS & RESOURCES:
- Yukon subsistence users go to new lengths for food after chums don’t return
- Subsistence users, scientists seek answers for chum salmon declines
- ADF&G – The Undersea World of Salmon and Sharks
- Federal Subsistence Board
- Yukon River Panel
- North Pacific Fishery Management Council
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