Dillingham Census Area

Like the Bristol Bay Borough, Dillingham Census Areaís economic base is highly seasonal and predominantly driven by the harvest and processing of Bristol Bay sockeye salmon. The area has three Economic Geography of Southwest Alaska onshore processing facilities and a number of floating facilities east of Dillingham in Nushagak Bay, and several more floating processors that operate near Togiak. The City of Dillingham is the center of economic, transportation, government, and public services in the area. Commercial fishing, fish processing, cold storage, and support of the fishing industry are the primary sectors that sustain the areaís economy. Other communities in the region are heavily involved in subsistence activities.

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