A gillnet stretches across the Kuskokwim River near Napaskiak on June 12, 2018.
Katie Basile / KYUK

State waters of the Kuskokwim River will have a gillnet opening on Tuesday in Section 4 of the river from Aniak upstream to the Holitna River mouth.

This Week's Yukon Commercial Chum Openings

Jun 16, 2018

Commercial fishing for chum salmon on the Yukon River continues this week in Districts 1 and 2. There is a 72-hour opening in District 1, which begins at noon on Saturday and continues until noon on Tuesday. The allowed gear is dipnet and beach seine.  

The Calista Corporation wasn’t able to silence former chairman Wayne Don with a lawsuit, so it’s launched a public relations campaign instead.

The Calista  Corporation’s annual meeting is coming up, and shareholders will weigh in on whether or not the organization should create an Alaska Native Settlement Trust.


Restrictions will likely tighten next year on the amount of salmon that the Bering Sea pollock fishery is allowed to incidentally catch, but the restrictions are not expected to have a big impact on Kuskokwim salmon returns. The offshore pollock fleet has been harvesting below the lower limit of its bycatch cap for years.

A king salmon is harvested during the Kuskokwim's gillnet opening on June 12, 2018.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Kuskokwim River has entered is fifth year of fishing restrictions because of low king salmon returns, and many people along the river are urging their fellow residents to support each other during this changing time when everyone is under difficult constraints.

A gillnet soaks in the Kuskokwim River during the opening on June 12, 2018.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The federal waters of the lower Kuskokwim River will have another gillnet opening on Saturday, June 16 to target salmon. The regulations will be the same as the previous 6-inch opening. The next gillnet opening in state waters will be Tuesday, June 19.

Missing Kongiganak Man Found 'Safe And Sound'

Jun 15, 2018
Alexie Phillip was found Tuesday, June 13 at 8 p.m.
Courtesy of Alaska State Troopers

Alaska State Troopers have reported that a man who went missing in Kongiganak last week has been found. Megan Peters, a spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers, says that Alexie Phillip was found alive and "safe and sound."

Katie Basile / KYUK

The late Alaska Native journalist, storyteller, and cross-cultural communicator John Active said a number of times to his KYUK co-workers that he was going to "Yup'ify the world."














LKSD Students Show Climate Change Impacts In Their Communities

Jun 13, 2018
LKSD Film Academy

Climate change is slowly disrupting the subsistence lifestyle in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and some of its younger residents are documenting the changes they’re seeing through film.