Salmon is life here, but the region has been facing a depressed salmon stock for decades. In hopes of identifying the salmon shortfalls in Norton Sound and making improvements, regional stakeholders look to the Comprehensive Salmon Plan, or CSP, as a roadmap.
If you have a tasty recipe to prepare seafood from the Norton Sound, NSEDC wants to hear from you. They’re publishing the first-ever Norton Sound Seafood Cookbook with submissions from across the region, and your famous fireweed jam could be a main feature.
Even while celebrating the legal victory of Katie John, many at AFN recognized the challenges to food security posed by climate change that still lie ahead.
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.
The public hearing on Ballot Measure 4 in Kotzebue earlier this month yielded more questions than answers about how the “Bristol Bay Forever” initiative would be implemented, if it passes the vote in November.
Commercial salmon values were at record highs across Norton Sound this summer.
It’s a discussion on summer subsistence – with commentary from Shishmaref’s Johnson Eningowuk and Nome’s Beth Herzner, plus listener calls and emails. Listen to the full show.
Fishing season is winding down with a plentiful coho run—good news for commercial fisheries in Eastern Norton Sound and Norton Bay.
“The vast expanse… isn’t what stole my breath away,” Francesca says of the tundra landscape surrounding Nome. “It was the sheer density of the stuff that really amazed me.”
As the salmon season begins tapering off, returns across much of western Alaska have been above average. But there’s one fishery where the commercial harvest is shattering recent precedents: Kotzebue. And the cause is a mix of Mother Nature and marketing.