boundary to the region, but instead has considered all the marine areas used by salmon inhabiting the rivers between Cape Newenham and Shismaref in this study.

In recent years, salmon landings and salmon runs in the region have been lower than they were in the 1970s and the 1980s (Figures 2-1, 2-2, 2-3). Those declines (either natural or human-induced and either reflecting long-term trends or shorter-term fluctuations) in the abundance of

FIGURE 1-1 Map of Alaska, showing the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim region. The region of concern for the purposes of this study includes the Yukon River drainage, the Kuskokwim-Goodnews drainage, and the drainages between Shishmaref in the north and Cape Newenham in the south. The area of study does not include North Slope drainages and the northern part of the Northwestern region drainages. Source: Adapted from USGS 2004.

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