Tanana Chiefs Conference was a recipient of a grant from the Yukon River Disaster Relief program. Cost savings from conservation projects over the years has allowed TCC to purchase 200 additional conservation 6” nets. TCC received 300 applications for the 200 nets.
The intent of the 6” net release program through Disaster Relief from 2015-2019, is to provide an opportunity for subsistence users who did not have 6” mesh nets to participate in fishing during king conservation openers that required 6” mesh. In addition, voluntary use of 6” mesh during non-conservation openers has been encouraged (when it makes sense) to allow for the passage of large female kings to get to the spawning grounds in order to help rebuild depleted stocks.