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The Calista Corporation's annual meeting will be held on July 6, 2018.
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

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.

NORTH PACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

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.


Governor Bill Walker signs HB 141 at Bethel's Yuut Elitnaurviat surrounded by high school students from the Kuskokwim Learning Academy on August 29, 2017. The Walker Administration sent a delegation to Marshall last week in response to the community's ong
Dean Swope/KYUK

Governor Walker’s office sent a delegation to Marshall last week to discuss an ongoing public safety crisis that prompted a request for a declaration of emergency. According to the Governor’s press secretary, Austin Baird, the trip was a direct response to that resolution, which was issued by Marshall’s tribal council last spring.

A small rabies outbreak in Marshall is officially under control. Tribal Administrator Nick Andrew Jr. says that the community hasn’t seen any animals exhibiting symptoms in about two weeks. Marshall got the situation under control last week by focusing on the community’s stray dogs.

Commercial Chum Opening On Yukon

Jun 12, 2018

There is a commercial chum salmon opening on the lower Yukon River tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13. The 12-hour commercial fishing period begins at noon on Wednesday and runs until midnight in District 1 of the Yukon River. The areas in the commercial opening include the North Coastal district, the Black River, and the communities of Nunam Iqua, Alakanuk, Emmonak, and Kotlik. Subsistence fishing is closed during the commercial fishing period and all king salmon caught in this opening must be released alive immediately and recorded on the fish ticket.

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