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14 December 2021 / KYUK / Olivia Ebertz

Scientists, politicians, managers, and Tribes try to find common ground on Western Alaska salmon crash

Bethel, Alaska, United States

On Dec. 8 and 9, U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young held a Zoom meeting between salmon researchers, tribes, and managers. Their goal was to unite these groups’ efforts to determine the cause of the ongoing Chinook declines and the sudden chum crash in Western Alaska. After two days of meetings, the groups are still at odds over what’s causing the declines, and what the best way to move forward is.

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