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11 August 2021 / ArcticToday / Yereth Rosen

Dismal Yukon River salmon returns prompt widespread fishing closures, emergency aid — and tough questions

Bethel, Alaska, United States

A decades-long decline in salmon in the Yukon River has reached a crisis this year, forcing harvest closures and prompting emergency shipments of salmon from other regions of Alaska to river residents who are otherwise facing food shortages.

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