By Ellen Lockyer, KSKA, Anchorage
U.S. Senator Mark Begich wants to see for himself the damages stemming from the poor Chinook salmon run in Western Alaska. Begich will be traveling to Bethel July 2 to host a round table discussion to get
information from community leaders and fishery managers.
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Salmon fishing didn’t close at midnight Wednesday in Section 2 of the Kuskokwim River. It had been scheduled to close in that area following a 3 day subsistence opener which allows fishing with 6 inch gear or smaller. Now, fishers in that section, which stretches from below the Johnson River up to Tuluksak, can fish for three more days until Saturday at midnight. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the changes Wednesday.
Fish and Game has announced a single 12-hour subsistence fishing opener for part of the Coastal District and in District One for Friday. Read more →
For a few meetings now the Bethel City Council has weighed the idea of a mercury risk assessment on the proposed Donlin Gold Mine, but seemed to make little headway on the issue Tuesday night.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced 12-hour commercial openings for the Kuskokwim Bay and Goodnews Bay.
Over the past week there have been public concerns about Wildlife Troopers seizing illegally harvested Kuskokwim salmon from fish camps. Read more →