Savoonga Get Extra Bowhead Strike To Supplement Food Stores

The St. Lawrence Island community of Savoonga has received an additional bowhead strike from the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission. The allotment permits the community to go after one more whale this season. The community harvested two bowheads already this month. But with its current economic disaster and lack of walrus meat, Savoonga hopes another whale will bolster food stores this winter.

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Anna Rose MacArthur is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.

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