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Yukon River Salmon Tanking

Yukon River Fisheries Drainage Association

Yukon River Chinook and Summer Chum salmon are both coming in near or below the lower end of the preseason forecast. There’s concern about escapement and fishing closures have left river residents without a staple of their diet.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports. 

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.