April 2013

Last year, an unprecedented 12-day King salmon fishing closure on the Kuskokwim River devastated the subsistence harvest of the fish. Instead of taking about 75,000 Kings as usual, residents only caught 20,000. However, this year should be different.

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04.30.13 cvrf picThe Coastal Villages Region Fund recently held a board meeting here in Bethel. The commercial fishing organization represents 20 villages that are within 50 miles of the Bering Sea. Their involvement in the Bering Sea Pollock fishery, allows CVRF to be the sole commercial salmon and halibut buyer on the Kuskokwim and coast. With a re-cap of the comments and concerns expressed to the 20-member CVRF Board, here is KYUK’s Sophie Evan.
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A five-year-old girl was fatally shot yesterday in Mountain Village after her older brother was handling a .22 caliber rifle.

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