Yukon Relief Redux

Wild salmon packed for distribution along the Yukon. Photo courtesy Jack Schulteis.

For the second year in a row, SeaShare had the privilege of coordinating seafood processors and logistics companies in Alaska to help deliver much-needed salmon to the Yukon.

This year’s donation from Bristol Bay and Kodiak seafood processors will make a real difference to many families in communities along the Yukon. The 74,000 pounds of frozen king and chum salmon (20,000 more pounds than in 2021!) were distributed thanks to the generosity of the following processors:

  • Alaska General Seafoods
  • Leader Creek Fisheries
  • North Pacific Seafoods Inc
  • OBI Seafoods
  • Silver Bay Seafoods
  • Trident Seafoods.

Similar to last year’s effort, Kwik’Pak (part of the Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association) received, re-packed and sent boxes of frozen salmon to villages along the lower Yukon. The following companies provided logistics and transportation from Naknek to Emmonak, all at zero cost:

  • Alaska Marine Lines
  • Northern Air Cargo
  • Everts Air Cargo

We also sent approximately 25,000 pounds of salmon from Kodiak to Fairbanks at the end of August, thanks to help from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. The fish were distributed to villages on the middle Yukon by the Tanana Chiefs Conference.

SeaShare coordinated shipments to Emmonak and Fairbanks and covered the costs that were not fully donated. If you work with any of these companies involved, please congratulate them on a job well done! These remote Alaska villages received 296,000 seafood servings to help them survive another long winter.