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Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK.

Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK.

With more than 80 percent of the coho salmon run thought to be past Bethel, time is running short if the Federal Subsistence Board were to act on requests that the federal government take over the fishery. Six tribes and groups had asked for that after the state opened commercial fishing in July before many families had put away enough fish for the year.
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ADF&GThe Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced a 12-hour commercial salmon fishing period in the Quinhagak and Goodnews Bay districts. Both open at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
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Bethel Test Fishery early season catch. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Bethel Test Fishery early season catch. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

At 4pm Friday afternoon, lower Kuskokwim fishermen will have the first four hour opening for fishing with 6” gillnets. This is the first drift opportunity with bigger nets in a month. Roland White is the Tuntutuliak Traditional Council President.
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Fishermen listen to Bee Kristovich at the Yupiit Nation Fish Forum. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Fishermen listen to Bee Kristovich at the Yupiit Nation Fish Forum. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Kuskokwim fishermen looked for some relief from the king salmon restrictions at a Yupiit Nation tribal fish forum in Bethel on Friday.

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