For generations, Alaska Native people along the Yukon River have depended on a steady supply of salmon for a healthy source of protein to sustain them through the long winter. But king and chum salmon subsistence fishing has been closed to Yukon River families for the past two years, affecting both diets and cultural tradition. What are the factors behind the low runs? We’ll discuss it on the next Talk of Alaska.
HOST: Lori Townsend
- Katie Howard – Fisheries scientist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
- Shannon Erhart – Tanana Chiefs Conference tribal stewardship deputy director
- Deena Jallin – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2022 at 10 a.m. on Alaska public radio stations statewide.