Chinook Salmon Research Initiative
Copper River Chinook Salmon

Local & Traditional Knowledge Study (LTK)

Project Summary

Project Name:

Copper River Local and Traditional Knowledge of Chinook Salmon


The project will explore the relationship between households’ involvement in commercial fishing and harvests of Copper River Chinook salmon and other resources for home use in Cordova, Alaska. Research methods will include a systematic household survey, key respondent interviewing, and participant observation. Results will include estimates of the number of salmon retained from commercial harvests for home use (the “home pack”), and an evaluation of current administrative procedures for estimating this harvest. Local and traditional knowledge about Copper River Chinook salmon will also be collected during interviews.


Copper River near Cordova

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Local and traditional knowledge

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Copper River Chinook salmon


Subsistence Section
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, Alaska, 99518