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Hunting & Fishing

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

Today on Fish Talk we’re opening the discussion about beaver dams and fish weirs.

 

 

 


Shane Iverson / KYUK Public Media

It’s two weeks away, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a Kuskokwim River fishing opening for Monday, June 12. That’s the day USF&WS takes over management of king salmon in the lower and middle river where it runs through federal lands.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK Public Media

Water on the Kuskokwim is low, and nets are coming up mostly empty. Subsistence fishermen along the entire river are reporting this situation. Other fishermen, facing tight restrictions and cultural tension, have decided to refuse to fish.


Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Thursday on Fish Talk we’re busting myths about beaver dams and fish weirs.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK Public Media

What’s happening with the kings? That’s the question of the season, the question of the last several years, and it’s the question that state managers are asking Kuskokwim subsistence fishermen to help them figure out.


King salmon
Craig Springer, UFWS / Flickr Creative Commons

King salmon have arrived on the Yukon River. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says that the first subsistence-caught king was reported last week. With the kings moving upriver, the state is issuing a series of fishing restrictions.

King salmon
Craig Springer, UFWS / Flickr Creative Commons

Beginning June 12, management of king salmon on the lower and middle Kuskokwim River will switch from state to federal control. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hand over management to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Fish from the Bethel Test Fishery bound for the Elder's Home in 2014.
Ben Matheson / KYUK Public Media

Today on Fish Talk we’re talking about the state and federal regulations that have come down on the Kuskokwim recently and what fishermen can expect for the season ahead.


Shane Iverson / KYUK Public Media

You can get those gillnets ready, because the first Kuskokwim fishing opening of the season has been announced.

Doug Molyneaux

Greg Roczicka died Sunday night at his home in Bethel at the age of 61. His death is a loss for the community. Roczicka grew up on the Kuskokwim, living a subsistence lifestyle and dedicating his career to championing and preserving the way of life that he loved and knew the region depended on.


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