In a September 17 letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) and the Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) joined the State of Alaska in requesting an immediate declaration of a fisheries disaster on the Yukon River for 2021. Salmon returns along the Yukon River have been […]
(Anchorage) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy is pleased to see another shipment of salmon heading to the Yukon River, a region dealing with the hardship of low fish escapements this summer. The state of Alaska recently sent shipments of salmon worth $60,000 and helped coordinate a $40,000 donation by four companies. Due to the Yukon’s […]
A detailed account of Henry T. Allen’s exploration can be read here.
(Anchorage, AK) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy Friday issued a statement on the fulfillment of the State of Alaska’s $75,000 salmon donation to communities along the Yukon River. Friday’s delivery by Lynden Transport Inc. to Fairbanks brought 12,500 pounds of wild Alaska salmon to the Yukon River region that has been largely impacted by poor […]
(Anchorage, AK) – In a continued effort to mitigate the poor 2021 salmon season among communities in the Yukon River region, the Dunleavy Administration Tuesday facilitated the delivery of 12,500 pounds of chum salmon to the region. “Spending 20 years in rural Alaska, I understand the hardships that the communities are facing when they cannot […]
July 23, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, at the direction of Governor Mike Dunleavy, is coordinating donations of salmon to families in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region following the closure of chinook and chum salmon fishing in the Yukon River due to poor returns. The department is working with Sea Share, Alaska […]