Among the many controversial aspects of salmon conservation lies the topic of weirs. Many have debated over whether they, indeed provide valuable information. Independent Kuskokwim biologist Doug Molyneaux joined KYUK host Ben Matheson, while John Active translated, as callers up and down the Kuskokwim posed questions and comments regarding the controversial topic of weirs on the Kuskokwim River.
Learn more about fish escapement and monitoring by checking out some of the websites mentioned in the call-in show:
ADF&G’s Bethel Test Fishery measures fish abundance at Bethel.
ADF&G’s Escapement projects count fish making it to spawning grounds.
The Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group publishes extensive information, including ONC subsistence surveys.
Biologist Doug Molyneaux’s weir presentation.
The Native Village of Napaimute publishes fishing information.