Yukon Residents Concerned About More Slow Salmon Runs

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

Some Yukon River residents have grave concerns about the river’s Chinook salmon stocks.  As another in a string of below average runs nears its end, too few kings have made it across the border to meet fishing demand.

Environmental factors like climate change, as well as at sea by catch have been pointed to as possible factors in the decline of Yukon King stocks over the last decade. But as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, fisherman and fishery managers also bear responsibility.

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