An additional 24,000 pounds (96,000 servings) of frozen salmon is headed to villages on the Yukon, thanks to the generosity of Alaska processors, transportation companies and U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. This is the second shipment to the Yukon: Last month Bristol Bay seafood processors collected 25,000 pounds of salmon for communities on the Yukon, which faced a winter without salmon due to the closure of subsistence fisheries.
The Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association and Association of Village Council Presidents distributed 12,000 pounds on the lower Yukon, while the Interior Alaska Fish Processors worked with the Tanana Chiefs Conference to distribute 12,000 pounds along the middle Yukon.
SeaShare helped with coordination of the effort and covered the costs that were not fully donated. This Yukon relief couldn’t have been pulled off without the donations and/or discounts from:
North Pacific Seafoods
Silver Bay Seafoods
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak
Thanks to everyone involved for helping these remote Yukon villages receive 196,000 servings of seafood — fish they need to get through the long Alaska winter!