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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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Screen Shot 2014-06-11 at 3.48.54 PMAs this summer’s king salmon closure stretches on, village councils around the Y-K Delta are considering resolutions to establish a commission for tribal co-management of fish. Native leaders from the Pacific Northwest who have done just that will be at a fish summit Thursday and Friday hosted by Yupiit Nation.

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"Charlie" Brown from Eek shares information about the lower Kuskokwim at a meeting for the Kuskokwim Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

“Charlie” Brown from Eek shares information about the lower Kuskokwim at a meeting for the Kuskokwim Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Tribal representatives took the first steps on Wednesday towards establishing the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. The group intends to push for co-management of salmon stocks and more direct involvement for tribal fisherman.

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