Caught with love for over 10,000 years
Facts & figures
The Yup’ik fish with floating open boats and use gillnets, which they use to create walls in the water. Those walls are not the same width as the river but when hung at the right spot, the salmon swim right into it.
At the Bering Sea
Emmonak has a population of only 900, but the village does have an airport. Very necessary when you live so secluded like the Yup’ik: Emmonak is in a tundra delta between the Bering Sea and the Yukon River. This delta is about the same size as Florida and with a size of 1,400,000 feet can be named one of the largest deltas in the world. People from the surrounding villages of Alakanuk, Nunum Iqua, Mountain Village, Kotlik all land their fish in Emmonak.