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Native America Calling: Environmental trends threaten Alaska sustenance fishing
Your National Electronic Talking Circle
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Fishing for king and chum salmon on the Yukon River in Alaska is cancelled this year because fish numbers are so low.

Regional tribal groups say it’s creating a dire situation for those who count on salmon for food and income to get them through the winter.

Although the overall threat is mixed, it’s part of a worrying trend that has seen fish numbers in decline for decades in some areas.

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