Project: Support the Chignik Fisheries recovery/restoration from multiple fishery disasters (CIC).

Project Description: Assist the communities and tribal members of the Chignik area recover from the economic and cultural impacts of the multiple failed salmon runs; through social services, economic diversification, recovering the fishery, enhance and develop existing and other fisheries including aquaculture, outreach/advocacy to policy makers, and community planning.

People/Organizations responsible for completing these steps: Chignik Intertribal Coalition, Chignik Bay, Chignik Lake, Chignik Lagoon, Ivanof Bay, Perryville, Bristol Bay Native Association, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Bristol Bay Housing Authority, Lake and Peninsula Borough

Cost Estimates:

Costs: Unknown

Timeline: 2021-2025

Funding Partners: USDA, EDA, Tribes, US Fish & Wildlife, US Department of Commerce, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Intertribal Agriculture Council, Native American Agriculture Fund, Lake and Peninsula Borough

Evaluation Measures:

  • Subsistence needs are met.
  • Commercial fisheries become economically viable through conservation measures.
  • Fish escapements are achieved for all species.
  • Stock of Concern designations on sockeye and Chinook are no longer in place.
  • Participants retain fishing permits/boats/local businesses.
  • Populations in communities remains stable.
  • Residents recover financially.
  • Residents recover by markers of mental health and social well-being.

Key Project Contact:

Name: George Anderson

Title: President

Organization: Chignik Intertribal Coalition

Questions about the CEDS?

Contact Kristina Andrew

Economic Development Program Manager

(907)-842-5257 ext. 6223

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