Slideshow: Caught in a Bad Current (Yup’ik Salmon Fishery Yukon–Kuskokwim Delta)

New York Times – A summer sun set over the Yup’ik Eskimo village of Marshall, Alaska. Just a few years ago, king salmon played an outsize role in villages along the Yukon River. Fishing provided meaningful income, fed families throughout the year, and kept alive long-held traditions of Yup’ik Eskimos and Athabascan Indians. But this year, a total ban on commercial fishing for king salmon on the river in Alaska has strained poor communities and stripped the prized Yukon fish off menus in the lower 48 states.

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