Sunday, August 28, 2022

Look out, Area M!

The nonprofit Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association posted the following on Facebook:

A meeting with Governor Dunleavy is scheduled for Monday, August 29, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Leaders from the Bristol Bay, Kuskokwim, Yukon, and Norton Sound regions will be putting forth solutions to the intercept fishery in Area M. This is a closed meeting, but a report will be given during the In-Season teleconference on August 30, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. AKST and 2:00 p.m. PDTC. To listen to the teleconference you can dial in at 1-800-315-6338 pin: 98566#.


David Clark said...

It was just a matter of time. This summer was flush with articles concerning the Area M fishery.
Here's a 3 Part series from Alaska Public Media

Anonymous said...

Its really funny to see the Bering Sea pollock trawl interests of BBEDC and NSEDC- who refuse to implement a chum cap that would benefit upriver villages - and who drag their nets off the mouths of western rivers - continue to attack the 120 year historical red salmon fishery in area M sustaining the villages of Sand Point, King Cove, and False Pass. 500 miles away !! Those folks must think the governor is stupid. Oh yeah - they already do.

Anonymous said...

The Gov should tell these interest groups that the Board of Fisheries is the proper venue for discussion of salmon management issues, not unilateral action by the Governor’s office. They should put proposals in like everyone else has to, not lobby to circumvent the process. I also imagine these groups will conveniently omit discussion of the nearly $10 million the State spent on the WASSIP study addressing these very issues. A study that nearly every one of these groups participated in by serving on the Advisory Panel to WASSIP. There’s no reason to believe western Alaska chum stocks have suddenly become over represented in Area M salmon catches compared to the study years. And the State has a sampling program in place beginning in 2022 to confirm if this is the case.

And how are those chums doing in the Nush?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the governor is going to meet with crab fishermen who have lost there fishery?

Anonymous said...

Oh yea david clark you forgot to mention only one sided articles from a reporter thats from ayk area blaming area m for all there problems