NOAA Announces $95 Million In Salmon Recovery Funding For Alaska, Other States

Here’s how the money will be allocated in Alaska, courtesy of NOAA:


Alaska Department of Fish and Game ($5,400,000)

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund will support projects necessary to maintain healthy salmon populations as well as protect and restore their habitats. Projects funded by the program includes:

  • Protecting water quantity and quality
  • Conserving land
  • Improving fish passage
  • Removing invasive species
  • Restoring instream habitat
  • Monitoring of salmon populations used for native subsistence fishing

Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association ($1,400,000)

The Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association serves as the administrative agent for the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Consortia which consists of the Association of Village Council Presidents, Tanana Chiefs Conference, and Kawerak, Inc. The Consortia will rebuild salmon populations and bring relief to resource-dependent people in the region through the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Tribal Research and Restoration Program. Information from high-priority monitoring and applied research projects will contribute to an improved understanding by management agencies of the complex relationships between salmon and their freshwater, nearshore, and marine environments. It will also improve management and recovery of declined salmon populations to better provide sustainable harvest opportunities for subsistence uses.