Fish Sticks v the Salmon People

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Dec 16, 2010

The Chinook By-Catch issue seems to have gotten put on the back burner in many areas of the news lately. It is still on the front burner for those who deal first hand with its fall out, most of Western Alaskan villages and their residents.
Dennis Zaki, who brought us some of the first video coverage when residents were dealing with the fallout in the winter of 2009 is still hard at work on the issue.
Dennis has now working on a documentary and could use some of our help.

Drop  in, take a look and then click here to visit Kwickstarter to make a donation. Even if it is just for a few $$$.

Believe me when I tell you that it is appreciated by more than just Dennis!!

If you want to read more about some of the latest By-Catch numbers catch our post that came out just before the election.

There is more to report and we should have an update soon.

Stay tuned!!

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8 Responses to “Fish Sticks v the Salmon People”

  1. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Says:

    The work to educate even Alaskans about the pollock vs. salmon industry is a big task. Just had dinner with a longtime friend who served pollock in her salad. She’s in Southeast Alaska and was not aware of the controversy since we are so far south of the Yukon region. I will not assume again that my friends who support Alaskan products know about the pollock vs. salmon.

    I decided after that to send this link to all my Alaskan friends and family. Leave no stone unturned to get the word out! Thank you Dennis, for making it easier to do with your production of the Salmon People. Long live Alaskan salmon (which is the yummiest stuff on the planet).

  2. Man_from_Unk Says:

    Happy Holidays and PTL for Dennis. Hopefully he’ll be able to raise the money he needs for the documentary before the Jan. 18th deadline.

  3. Man_from_Unk Says:

    I’m spreading the link around too – Dennis does nice work and he needs to tell this story. Hopefully the people of the Western Alaska Coastal villages will see him as a voice for their cause. Maybe somebody can get a CDQ to sponsor the whole bill! Giving back to the people is the right thing to do.

  4. Art Says:

    Merry Xmas and on to a happy new year Vic, Ann, et. al.

    I wish Dennis well with bringing this important issue to a larger audience…but he’s doing himself (and all of us working this issue) a huge disservice by spouting wildly inaccurate information like “[…]Large factory ships trawl Alaska’s oceans in search of pollock and catch large numbers (more than half) of the Chinook salmon destined for the Yukon River in their nets”.

    Best,
    Art.

  5. kdusmdd Says:

    My son and I would like to send boxes of…”beans, rice, etc.” to the Native Tribes in Alaska. I know it must be hard for them during the long cold winter. Please let me know where these may be sent…and to make sure that the ones that need it most recieve this food.

  6. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Says:

    @ kdusmdd

    Thank you for your generosity of spirit! We do not have a way to distribute food stuffs from this group to villages or villagers this year. Fuel is horrifically expensive in the Bush so beans and rice are not common kitchen ingredients.

    You could contact the Food Bank of Alaska located in Anchorage to specifically ask about donating for remote rural villages. The Anchorage office serves as a hub of donation activity and programs for the remote areas in need.

    http://www.foodbankofalaska.org/viewPage.php?ID=71

    Your offer to help brings a smile to my face, thank you!

  7. Man_from_Unk Says:

    I”m responding to Art’s comment claiming that Dennis is bringing “a huge disservice” to “himself (and all of us working on this issue)” by “spouting wildly inaccurate information” about the ByCatch in the Bering Sea. I liken Dennis’ approach to taking a 20 lb. crow bar to lift up the crap that has been covering the truth for at least 35 years. Good for him – if the other side can sling BS than so should he to bring this issue to a “larger audience”. Besides that, it’s his story paid for by donations compared to milking the government for grants that go nowhere but to pay a few salaries and publish a newletter once in a blue moon! The poor people need a storyteller and he is the one by golly!

  8. Man_from_Unk Says:

    12 more days. Good luck Dennis in reaching your goal.

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