Fish Talk: Tracing Where Kings Hatch To Change How We Fish

May 18, 2017

King salmon
Credit Photo courtesy of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Welcome to Fish Talk, a new call-in show about fish on the Kuskokwim. Today we're talking about how scientists are using ear bones from king salmon to trace where the kings are hatching, and how that information could change when and where we fish.


We're joined by Dr. Sean Brennan from the University of Washington. Dr. Brennan has led a similar study on the Yukon River and in the Bristol Bay region. This summer he's bringing this project to the Kuskokwim for the first time.

Peter Atchak translates the show into Yup'ik.

Fish Talk is a new program on KYUK this summer. The goal is to connect you, our listeners, to the people making decisions about the fish you rely on. We’ll talk to fishery managers, commission members, scientists, and fishermen, and you’ll have the chance to call in with your questions and comments.

We hope to hold the show weekly, every Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon. Tell us what you think of the show and what you'd like us to talk about by emailing or message us on Facebook. Happy fishing!