Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A partnership between Sealaska and the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association will help families reliant on subsistence fishing from Yakutat to Hydaburg this month.
The Alaska Community Foundation and Catch Together, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit, combined to provide a $250,000 grant to the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association.
Sealaska committed an additional 18,000 pounds of salmon to the effort through subsidiary Orca Bay Foods valued at $126,000.
Sealaska President and CEO Anthony Mallott said they are proud to support these efforts, "This will help provide food security to communities that rely on subsistence harvest and face high grocery costs."
Fish will start arriving on Tuesday.
Angoon and Hydaburg are scheduled to receive 8,000 pounds on Sept. 26. Kake and Klawock 5,000 pounds on Sept. 25. Sitka 5,000 pounds on Sept. 24. Haines and Klukwan 5,000 pounds on Sept. 22. Craig 4,000 pounds on Sept. 23. Hoonah 4,000 pounds on Sept. 24. Yakutat 4,000 pounds on Sept. 22 and Kasaan 1,000 pounds on Sept. 23.