Alaska’s salmon population has been declining in recent years and this decline has presented a unique set of challenges to the state of Alaska. The Chinook salmon has seen the greatest decline in recent years and at one point, salmon runs in the Yukon, Kuskokwim and Kenai Rivers had declined to the point where several major fisheries were either strictly limited or closed altogether. The villages along these rivers are especially dependent on the Chinook salmon for both commercial harvests as well as for supplying sustenance for families.
Alaska is a unique state in many ways. It boasts the largest land mass of any state in the United States and because of this, has the largest coastline not only of any one state, but of all states combined. In addition to these features, Alaska is known for having extremely long summer days and also having some of the shortest winter days on record anywhere.
When it comes to shipping freight to and from Alaska, there are four primary reasons that shipping by air can be the best option. Cost, Reliability, Limits on Cargo and Destinations.