$5 million in aid for Yukon chinook fishermen

Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the Appropriations Committee agreed to spend $5 million to help fishermen and communities affected by the failure of the Yukon River chinook salmon fishery.

KTUU-TV reports the fishery was closed in 2009 after the 2008 harvest fell 89 percent below the five-year average.

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