Kusko subsistence fishing to open indefinitely

by Angela Denning-Barnes on June 29, 2012

Section 1 of the Kuskokwim River, which makes up the lowest part of the river, will re-open to salmon fishing at 12:00 a.m. Saturday and will stay open indefinitely with 6 inch gear or smaller restrictions. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the opening Friday afternoon. Similar openers are scheduled to happen in other sections, after their respective closures.

Section 2 of the river, from below the Johnson River up to Tuluksak, will close as scheduled at 11:59 p.m. Saturday. Then it will re-open two days later, Monday at 11:59 p.m. It will remain open to salmon fishing indefinitely with 6 inch gear or smaller.

Section 3, from Tuluksak to Chuathbaluk, will close for two days starting on Thursday at 12:00 a.m. until Friday at 11:59 p.m. Then Section 3 will be open to salmon fishing indefinitely with 6 inch gear or smaller.

The same will go for sections 4 and 5 further upriver.

During these fishing closures, 4 inch nets that are 60 feet or less can still be used.

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