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KYUK’s Shane Iverson and Sophie Evan facilitated a two-hour show in English and Yup’ik on Wednesday the 20th regarding this season’s salmon management plan.

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L-R: Greg Roczicka, Aaron Poetter, Mark Leary, Neil Lalonde. Photo by Geraldine Brink/KYUK

The discussion includes 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. Comments and questions were taken via email and phone for the second part of the show.

Guests:
Neil Lalonde – Yukon Delta Refuge manager, Federal In Season ManagerIMG_7937

Mark Leary – Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group RepresentativeIMG_7941

Greg Roczicka – Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission RepresentativeIMG_7929

Aaron Poetter – State Management Biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and GameIMG_7931

Part One:

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Part Two:

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Part Three:

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This special program will be rebroadcasted on 640 AM on Wednesday, May 20th, starting at 7pm.

Fresh Kuskokwim salmon. Photo by KYUK.

Fresh Kuskokwim salmon. Photo by KYUK.

The Federal Subsistence Board will decide next month whether to limit salmon fishing to local residents on the Kuskokwim and Yukon Rivers. The limitation will apply only on federal lands, like the Yukon Delta Refuge, which encompasses the Kuskokwim below Aniak. They can also delegate the day-to-day management to federal staff and make a strategy for allocating the limited salmon.
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Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

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Yukon Chum fisherman in 2013. / Photo by Kyle Clayton/KYUK.

Yukon Chum fisherman in 2013. / Photo by Kyle Clayton/KYUK.

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Fishers on the Kuskokwim River are expecting unprecedented restrictions to bring more king salmon to spawning grounds. On the Yukon River, fisherman can expect a similar set of restrictions.

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