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.
Prior to release of our official 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP), the Arctic-Yukon Kuskokwim Sustainable Salmon Initiative (AYK SSI) is providing advance notice of our 2015 research priorities.
Download 2015 Priorities here … Read More
The AYK SSI is pleased to announce our upcoming Juvenile Chinook Salmon Workshop, entitled: Risks and Benefits of Using Juvenile Salmonid Research to Understand Adult Population Dynamics.
Dates: April 23-24, 2014
Location: Egan Convention … Read More
The AYK SSI Chinook Salmon Expert Panel presents the "Chinook Salmon Action Plan."
The AYK SSI Chinook Salmon Expert Panel has released its new research blueprint addressing declined Western Alaska salmon populations entitled: … Read More
The Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Sustainable Salmon Initiative is honored to announce that the efforts of Charles Krueger, Christian Zimmerman, Karen Gillis and Joseph Spaeder were awarded the Meritorious Service Award from the American Fisheries Society, … Read More
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