Roy Akins

Roy Akins is a fishing outfitter and city council member from Riggins. He is also the chair for the Riggins chapter of the Idaho River Community Alliance.

My little town has a big heart for salmon and steelhead. These fish make the identity of Riggins and are the lifeblood of our economy in this canyon along the Salmon River. If these fish disappear, my town loses its fight to keep our sense of community.

No longer would we be the community that rallies behind saving steelhead seasons, or stands with other riverside communities along the Salmon and Clearwater rivers demanding that our elected officials do something to save our fish. Riggins has fought to keep these fish as part of our community. Times haven’t been easy on us or these fish, but we’ve held on with a thread of hope given to us by Representative Mike Simpson.

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