ADF&G Plans Listening Session Re: 2022 Yukon River Salmon Fishery Disaster Spending

ADF&G Plans Listening Session Re: 2022 Yukon River Salmon Fishery Disaster Spending
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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game plans to hold a virtual listening session on March 11 to receive input on funding priorities from affected fishery participants for its $1.59 million Yukon River salmon fishery disaster spending plan.

ADF&G said the department would draft an initial spend plan for that budget based on input received during the listening session and comments emailed to [email protected].

The agency also said that it intends to use the spend plan developed for the 2020-2021 Yukon River salmon disaster as a starting point for the latest spend plan pending public comments.

The state supports an open and transparent process for distributing disaster relief. Plans are to work with impacted fishery participants and NOAA Fisheries to identify funding priorities.

Disaster funds may be used to assess the economic and social effects of the fishery failure and for activities that restore the fishery or prevent a similar failure in the future.  They may also be used to assist fishing communities affected by the fishery failure by helping commercial fishermen, processors, subsistence users and infrastructure.

Additional information regarding fishery disaster assistance is available at

Comments must be received by ADF&G by March 13 in order to be considered in the initial draft of the spend plan.

To join the meeting online at 12:30 p.m. on March 11 go to The meeting ID is 241 486 142 264 and the passcodeisYF5fZt. To call in, dial (907) 202-7104. The phone conference ID is 826 637 378#


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