Villages fish for Kings despite closures

by Angela Denning-Barnes on June 20, 2012

Jordan Lake-Nicolai of Akiak holds a protest sign June 20. Photo courtesy of Sheila Williams.

Subsistence fishing for King salmon is happening on the Kuskokwim River even though closures are in place. Several villages and dozens of boats participated today.

Yup’ik elders have been meeting with village fishers and telling them that they should fish for their families. A handful of tribes put out resolutions saying they have the right to fish as sovereign governments.

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