Chinook Salmon Research Initiative
Nushagak River Chinook Salmon


Project Summary

Project Name:

Nushagak River Local and Traditional Knowledge of Chinook Salmon


Through systematic post-season household surveys in four communities, data will be collected on subsistence harvests of Nushagak River Chinook salmon, including harvest quantities, gear type, and location. Results will be used to supplement and evaluate harvest data from permit returns. Through participant observation and key respondent interviews in five communities, local and traditional knowledge (LTK) will be recorded about potential environmental, climate-related, and other factors affecting Chinook salmon returns.


Nushagak River near Clarks Point, Ekwok, New Stuyahok, Koliganek, Dillingham

Total Project Cost:


Project Dates:

2014, 20154, 2016, 2017

Project Type(s):

Local and traditional knowledge

Life Stage:



Nushagak River Chinook salmon


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

Subsistence Resource Specialist

Jacqueline Keating
Phone: (907) 267-2368