Our Mission is to Protect and Promote all wild fisheries and traditional cultures within the Yukon River Drainage
Advocacy | Preservation | Conservation | Restoration
Promote understanding, communication & cooperation between fisheries users
The Yukon River is home to the longest salmon migration in the world. These salmon provide key dietary and cultural support for over forty-two rural Alaskan villages. For many families, the commercial salmon harvest provides the only means of income, and salmon provides a primary source of food for humans and the sled dogs that are integral to their subsistence way of life.
YRDFA was created in 1990 to conserve these salmon runs by giving a voice to the people who have managed the resource for thousands of years.
Latest News & Announcements
2023 In-season Teleconferences to Begin
We will begin our weekly in-season summer teleconferences with our first call scheduled for June 6, 2023 at
May 12: SB128 Judiciary Committee Hearing
The Alaska State Legislature Senate Judiciary Committee will be meeting on SB128: “An Act temporarily closing the commercial
Protecting and promoting Western Alaska Salmon in the Alaska State Legislature
Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association sent a letter to the Alaska State Legislature advocating on Senate Bill 128
YRDFA is hiring for Regional Summer Technicians!
Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association is still hiring for regional summer technicians in communities this summer! We are
Sen. Olson present SB128
SB128 was presented to the Floor by Senator Donny Olson to… temporary closing the commercial salmon fishery in
Yukon River Preseason Meeting
Yukon River Pre-season Meeting April 19-20, 2023 Fairbanks, Alaska Wedgewood Resort Working Together Moving Forward April 19, 2023