Hunting & Fishing

Stories related to subsistence/commercial/sport: hunting, fishing, gathering activities.

Kyle Claton / KYUK

While many Kuskokwim fishermen voiced frustration with only a few gillnet openings this summer, other fishermen used dipnets to keep fishing through the closures. Two dipnetters called into KYUK’s weekly fish talk show to share tips that they’ve learned this season.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Welcome to Fish Talk, a talk show about fish on the Kuskokwim. Today on Fish Talk we invited you to call in and share your experience fishing this summer.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

The state has reversed its decision to allow Yukon River fishermen to sell king salmon.

Courtesy of Spearfish Research

The state has drawn criticism for allowing the  first commercial sale of king salmon on Yukon since 2011. Subsistence users along the international river phoned in to protest the decision.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Fishermen are selling more salmon than the Yukon River’s only buyer can handle. On Monday, record-breaking sales closed a commercial opening for fishermen upriver. Those fishermen spent Tuesday watching tens of thousands of dollars swim by during the river’s first opportunity to sell king salmon this decade.

Shane Iverson / KYUK

The Kuskokwim and Yukon Rivers are having opposite experiences with king salmon this season.

Dave Cannon

This week on Fish Talk, you’re the guest. KYUK is holding a call-in show about your experience fishing on the Kuskokwim this summer.

Gillnet fishing on the Kuskokwim River near Aniak.
Dave Cannon

Today could be an important day for Kuskokwim River king salmon and those who fish them.

Many people are unhappy about how the Kuskokwim River has been managed this summer. Some wanted more fishing, and some wanted less. Dave Cannon, of Aniak, has taken his frustrations to the top.

Ten Alaskans Sickened By Parasite In Raw Walrus Meat

Jul 14, 2017
Katie Basile / KYUK

A parasite in raw or undercooked walrus meat is making Alaskans sick.

Gillnet fishing on the Kuskokwim River near Aniak.
Dave Cannon / KYUK

The third year of fisheries co-management on the Kuskokwim River has been difficult. This summer’s low king salmon run meant some tough decisions for the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission, the group that manages the fishery in conjunction with the federal government. This year's low run forced the commission to limit drift nets until most of the kings swam by. KYUK sat down with commissioners to discuss this season and their plans for moving ahead.