Thousands of years ago when the glaciers receded a new archipelago emerged. Mountain tops became islands and valleys became bays. Indigenous people were the first to settle and call this new coastline home. Today We beat our drum to bring awareness and create attention. Our drum beat echos from the moutain tops and over the bay, others have been listening.
|. In the late 1800's the gold rush for salmon brought new people to Alaska to exploit her natural resources. Salmon canneries were built all over Alaska, depleting the wild salmon runs. Times have changed; many of these salmon canneries are long gone along with the wild stocks of salmon. Several wild salmon species have never recovered to their original pre-cannery era stocks in Western Behm Canal. The Naha River drainage system with its multitude of lakes is an unfortunate example of this. The naha sockeye returns are dismal returns today compared to their past numbers.|
|Today in Naha Country and all over the state, Alaskans have witnessed our limited natural resources face new challenges. Though on a smaller scale; We have seen in the past 3 decades the natural resources around our once remote area diminish drasticlly. The most threatened are the wild population of wild Sockeye Salmon, bottom fish, Halibut, crab & shrimp.|
|Like a tired old salmon swimming up stream against a strong current, we have made it this far, we know what we have to do. We are a voice for preserving what is left. When the last pink salmon has spawned and died and the songbirds have all left, the heavy rains come and the storms blow mercilessly on our faces. We are here in body and in spirit; Naha is in our blood. Our roots run deep in Naha Country. Many have come and gone and long after others leave, we will still be here. Standing up for Naha country, we do because it's our home. We are hopeful, we have created awareness and advocated careful management of unlimited natural resources for 8 years now, Thank you for your support!|
Fishing, it's in our blood, it's who we are, it's what we love. Lets make sure the fish will be around for another 100 years!
Alaskans value one very important liberty.
That is freedom of speech!
Veritas Liberabit Vos - THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE
NOAA ANNOUNCED LIMITED ENTRY FOR HALIBUT CHARTERS IN 2011.
THE FEDS HAVE COME TO REALIZE WHAT WE HAVE KNOWN FOR YEARS.
OUR HALIBUT NUMBERS HAVE BEEN DECLINING. SIZE LIMITS ARE IN PLACE TO HELP PRESERVE THE BIG FEMALE HALIBUTS FROM OVER FISHING. THE LARGE FEMALE HALIBUT LAY THE MOST EGGS AND ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THE SPECIES SURVIVAL.