In response to salmon declines, Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association and regional Native organizations (Association of Village Council Presidents, Kawerak, Inc., and Tanana Chiefs Conference) joined with state and federal agencies to create the AYK SSI, a proactive science-based program working cooperatively to identify and address the critical salmon research needs facing this region. The AYK SSI is the largest example of co-management of research-funding addressing salmon within the Pacific Rim and one of the largest, most successful programs of its kind in North America.
The AYK SSI Chinook Salmon Expert Panel presents the “Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Chinook Salmon Research Action Plan.”
The AYK SSI Chinook Salmon Expert Panel has released its new research blueprint addressing declined Western Alaska salmon populations entitled: “Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Chinook Salmon Research Action Plan: Evidence of Decline of Chinook Salmon Populations and Recommendations for Future Research.”
The AYK SSI Research & Discovery Report includes short synopses of all 55 projects from 2002-2010 outlining the results of our salmon research within the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim regions. Download Report(23.3MB PDF file). Read More