Chinook Salmon Research Initiative
Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon

Patterns and Trends in Subsistence Fishing

Project Summary

Project Name:

Kuskokwim River Local and Traditional Knowledge of Chinook Salmon


The goal of the study is to identify variables associated with changing subsistence salmon harvests at the household level in six Kuskokwim River communities, in order to improve managers’ understanding of how Kuskokwim River subsistence fisheries are structured. A formal analysis of post-season household surveys from 1998-2012 will develop household harvest histories and explore patterns and trends in harvest levels. A random sample of 50% of fishing households in three study communities will be interviewed to identify factors that influence year to year continuity and variation in harvests in the subsistence salmon fishery.


Communities along the Kuskokwim River

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Project Dates:

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Project Type(s):

Subsistence harvest patterns and trends

Life Stage:



Kuskokwim River Chinook salmon


Subsistence Section
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
1300 College Road
Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701-1551

Subsistence Resource Specialist

DeAnne Lincoln
Phone: (907) 328-6110