UPDATE: Please use the AYK SSI Online Submission System to submit your proposal(s) by the 5:00pm, May 3, 2022 DEADLINE. Under the 2022 Invitation, up to $1.2M is available for funding of research projects addressing the region’s declined Chinook salmon populations as well as chum salmon populations. Informed by expert peer reviews and review by our science panel, our program will select projects for funding by fall 2022. READ MORE HERE.
Welcome to AYK SSI
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 “AYK Chinook Salmon Research Action Plan.”
The AYK SSI Chinook Salmon Expert Panel has released its 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 Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim (AYK) Sustainable Salmon Initiative is pleased to announce the release of Pacific Salmon: Ecology and Management of Western Alaska’s Populations, a state-of-the-art assessment of salmon stocks and management practices in the AYK region. Read More