At YDFDA, we are committed to taking full advantage of the opportunities provided by the CDQ program so that we can play a leading role in the economic development of theYukon Delta region. The purposes of the CDQ program are set out in SEC. 305(i)(1) of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1855
"There is established the western Alaska community development quota program in order- (i) to provide eligible western Alaska villages with the opportunity to participate and invest in fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area; (ii) to support economic development in western Alaska; (iii) to alleviate poverty and provide economic and social benefits for residents of western Alaska; and (iv) to achieve sustainable and diversified local economies in western Alaska."
Boats built by YDFDA's subsidiary, Yukon Marine Manufacturing, located in Emmonak, are sold to residents for fishing operations. Through Kwik'pak Fisheries, LLC, YDFDA is a leader in the Yukon River salmon fishery. In fact, it is the only company participating in the fishery throughout the season and throughout all of the lower Yukon River fishing areas, serving both member and non-member communities alike.