Local, collaborative meetings — between government officials, scientists, and community leaders — have spawned new “toolkits” designed to empower Alaska’s coastal communities to more closely monitor environmental challenges.
Despite a slow run that’s left Yukon fisherman waiting for fall chum, Jeff Estensen with Fish and Game said “(by) all accounts, it definitely seems like we have a pulse of fish going upriver.”
As Chinook salmon make it to spawning grounds in Canada, subsistence fishing along the Yukon ebbs as fishermen await fall chums.
Despite another year of exceptionally low king salmon runs, managers along the Yukon River say there should be a strong summer chum run and a chance for small, incidental take of Chinook.
A pilot project for co-management of Chinook salmon stocks along the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers is planned, but those working in co-management agreements say adequate funding remains an issue.
Early reports indicate Chinook salmon may reach escapement goals this year, but fishing for them remains closed along the entire Yukon River.
Last week three of the state’s Republican candidates responded to questions from Alaskans. The forum aired on KTUU and hosted Fairbanks attorney Joe Miller, former Attorney General Dan Sullivan, and current Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell.
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