Emmonak Fisheries Fire: Request for emergency funding to rebuild commercial fishery quickly

Emmonak%20Fire%20Photo%203On Wednesday, Emmonak City Manager Martin Moore asked the state legislature for emergency funding after a fire destroyed five commercial fishing buildings last month and prompted the City of Emmonak to declare a disaster. If Emmonak is granted or loaned the requested three-quarters of a million dollars, Moore said the city will rebuild critical infrastructure before the upcoming fishing season. As commercial fishing is the primary source of income and employment in the Kusilvak Census District, Moore said Emmonak needs to rebuild soon — before people around the Yukon Delta miss out on their main economic opportunity. Read the article here 19:25

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