Association of Village Council Presidents, (AVCP) leadership will be meeting with National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) officials on Friday to seek solutions to help solve the ongoing salmon crisis.
AVCP requested this meeting to make sure the voices of our Tribes are heard as we push for ways to end the salmon disaster.
Our food security, culture and way of life has been damaged by salmon by-catch, climate change and outdated policies at both the federal and state levels. Tribal voices must and will be heard.
AVCP Chief Executive Officer Vivian Korthuis will be joined at the meeting by Jennifer Hooper, AVCP’s Natural Resource Director, and Liz Pederson, AVCP’s Chief Program Officer.
AVCP sent the following letter to NMFS requesting the meeting.
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AVCP will provide updates following the meeting.
For additional information, please contact AVCP Communications Director, Gage Hoffman at 907-543-7308 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
AVCP is a regional nonprofit tribal consortium comprised of the 56 federally recognized tribes of the YK Delta. The geographic boundaries of AVCP extend from the Yukon River Village of Russian Mission downstream to the Bering Sea coast, north up through Kotlik and south along the coastline to Platinum and then extending up the Kuskokwim River to Stony River, including Lime Village on the Stony River tributary. The area encompasses approximately 6.5 million acres, or 55,000 square miles, in Western Alaska.