Yukon River Chinook salmon and the people who depend on them are in desperate need of help. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has failed to meet Chinook escapement goals for the Yukon River several times in the last 14 years. Those goals are set by international treaty with Canada and can’t be changed. ADF&G’s solution has been to reduce fishing time and even shut down Chinook salmon fisheries. This has caused hardship for the people along the Yukon who depend on these fish for subsistence and badly needed income.