I wonder how this will affect our coastal fishing in Southeast Alaska. It seems that all the news surrounding salmon is bad news these days. The most interesting part of the article is the fact the the State hasn’t declared the Yukon River system a failure, but the Federal government has. It seems to me that the local government would be better at assessing the scenario.
ALASKA: Officials praise commerce secretary for paving way for relief funds.
By KYLE HOPKINS
Published: January 15th, 2010 11:41 PM
Last Modified: January 15th, 2010 11:42 PM
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke declared a commercial fishing disaster for Yukon River king salmon Friday following two years of poor runs, fishing restrictions and bans.