AK Native subsistence voices added to Bycatch Task Force

Native subsistence voices have been added to the bycatch task force.

by | April 1, 2022

Filed Under Environment | Meetings

Reps from Yukon and Kuskokwim communities (finally) added to task force launched last November.

Calista Corporation has announced that George Guy of Kwethluk and Karma Ulvi will add subsistence knowledge and input to the  Alaska Bycatch Review Task Force  created by Gov. Dunleavy in in November following last year’s devastating collapse of Yukon River salmon fisheries.

The task force consists of 13 voting members from across Alaska who are charged to explore the issue of bycatch and make recommendations to policy makers.

George Guy of Kwethluk is the subsistence representative from a Kuskokwim River community. He is the general manager of the Kwethluk Power Company and serves on the Board of Directors of Calista Corporation.

Karma Ulvi is the subsistence representative from a Yukon River community. She is the Chief of the Native Village of Eagle and the Tribal Administrator with Tanana Chiefs Conference.

Guy and Ulvi participate in the Task Force’s Western Alaska salmon committee, which Guy co-chairs. Other committee members include Ragnar Alstrom, executive director of the Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association, Rep. Bryce Edgmon of Dillingham, and co-chair Stephanie Madsen.


Calista Corporation has over 35,100 Alaska Native Shareholders and is the parent company of more than 30 subsidiaries in the following industries: defense contracting, construction, real estate, environmental services, natural resource development, marine transportation, oilfield services, and heavy equipment sales, service and rentals. Since 1994, Calista has provided more than $5.9 million in scholarships to its Shareholders and Descendants. Since inception, Calista has declared over $108.3 million in distributions to Shareholders, including $9.2 million in Elders’ Benefit Program distributions.

About Laine

Laine Welch has covered the Alaska fish beat for print and radio since 1988. She also has worked “behind the counter” at retail and wholesale seafood companies in Kodiak and on Cape Cod.


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