ONC crews in 2014 distribute fish to local elders. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

ONC crews in 2014 distribute fish to local elders. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The first fishing closures go into effect on the lower Kuskokwim River Thursday. A few days later, on May 25th, the state will put nets in the water. Those nets are one of the Department of Fish and Game’s main research tools for gauging the king salmon run, the Bethel Test Fishery. Read more →

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150518 salmon picAre you confused about who the different groups are discussing the state of the salmon on the Kuskokwim? What are their jobs and duties? What enforcement powers do they have? What enforcement powers do they want? And what is the management plan for this summer?

KYUK will help you answer those questions and more Wednesday the 20th starting at 10 a.m. Our panel of experts include spokesmen from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the State Department of Fish and Game, the Kuskokwim Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, and the Kuskokwim Working Group on KYUK live!

Yukon Delta Refuge Manager Neil LaLonde. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Yukon Delta Refuge Manager Neil LaLonde. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.


Guests:

Neil Lalonde – Yukon Delta Refuge manager, Federal In Season Manager

Mark Leary – Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group Representative

Greg Roczicka – Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission Representative

Aaron Poetter – State Management Biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

ADF&G Management Biologist Aaron Poetter. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

ADF&G Management Biologist Aaron Poetter. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Join Shane Iverson and Sophie Evan for a two-hour show in English and Yup’ik on Wednesday the 20th starting at 10 a.m. on everyone’s public radio station KYUK!

We will discuss what you need to know this summer and what the closures mean for the health of the river and its people. The first hour is dedicated to getting an understanding of the roles of federal, state, and tribal management plans. We will take phone calls during the second hour of the show.

Lower Kalskag. - Courtesy of Google Maps

Lower Kalskag. – Courtesy of Google Maps

A 3-year-old child was killed Saturday in Lower Kalskag when a skiff propped against a home fell on her, Alaska State Troopers say.
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The Atmautluak Tribal Office and an abandoned church burned in separate fires this weekend.
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Mary Kernak, Miss Cama-i 2015 in Native regalia during the Miss Cama-i competition. - Photo courtesy of Mary Kernak.

Mary Kernak, Miss Cama-i 2015, gets a hug from her mom. – Photo courtesy of Mary Kernak.

Mary Kernak has big plans in her role as 2015’s Miss Cama-i. She will travel across the region to promote suicide prevention with the YK Delta’s youth.

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BRHSThis year 43 Bethel Regional High School students are graduating. Members of the class of 2015 share their thoughts as they prepare for the next chapter of their lives.

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