Jun 302015
 

2015 Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery News Release #8 Emergency Order #3-S-WR-08-15, 3-S-WR-09-15, 3-S-WR-10-15 This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. From the Yukon Delta NWR boundary at Aniak to the Headwaters of the Kuskokwim River: The Kuskokwim River from the Yukon Delta NWR boundary at Aniak to the Headwaters of the Kuskokwim River will open to subsistence salmon fishing with 6-inch or less mesh gillnets, 45 meshes deep, and not to exceed 10 fathoms in length, from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1. The [Read More…}

Jun 292015
 
Drift Fishing Open for 4 Hrs. June 30 in Federal Waters

Subsistence Fishing Notice 7 Temporary Subsistence Fishing Opportunity from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. on June 30, 2015 6-inch mesh or less, 50 fathoms opening below the Johnson River 6-inch mesh or less, 25 fathoms opening from the Johnson River to upper Refuge boundary at Aniak   See attached Notice 7  for additional detail: Subsistence Fishing Notice 7 – June 30 2015

Jun 252015
 

2015 Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery News Release #7 Emergency Order #3-S-WR-06-15, 3-S-WR-07-15 This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. From the Yukon Delta NWR boundary at Aniak to the Headwaters of the Kuskokwim River: The Kuskokwim River from the Yukon Delta NWR boundary at Aniak to the Headwaters will open to subsistence salmon fishing with 6-inch or less mesh gillnets, 45 meshes deep, and not to exceed 10 fathoms in length, from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 27. The Kuskokwim River and its tributaries, from [Read More…}

Jun 252015
 
Drift Fishing Opportunity Below Kwethluk Friday June, 26

Subsistence Fishing Notice 6 Temporary Subsistence Fishing Opportunity on June 26, 2015 6-inch mesh, 50 fathoms opening below Johnson River, 2 p.m-10 p.m. 6-inch mesh, 25 fathoms opening between Kuskokuak Slough and Johnson River, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.   See News release for additional detail….Subsistence Fishing Notice 6 – June 25 2015  

Jun 202015
 

Tuesday, June 23rd at the Aniak Community Center 7:00 PM. Come join us at the Aniak Community Center to share your stories of Subsistence life in the Middle Kuskokwim, and its special challenges with the Alaska Board of Fisheries: Chairman, Mr. Tom Kluberton, and Board Member Mr. Orville Huntington The potluck will begin at 7:00 PM., please bring one of your favorite local dishes,  ADF&G is providing Hound House Pizza  Entertainment will be provided by the Kalskag local Dance group Sponsored by: The Aniak Tribal Council and the Native Village of Napaimute

Jun 172015
 

Federal Public Waters within the Boundaries of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge 2015 Kuskokwim Area Salmon Fishery News Release 7 The Refuge Manager has issued six previous Emergency Special Actions for Federal public waters within and adjacent to Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). All fishing remains closed to non-Federally qualified users. Chinook Salmon fishing remains closed to all user groups on the Kuskokwim River and all of its salmon tributaries. Federally qualified residents continue to have a limited opportunity to harvest Chinook Salmon with Federal Community Harvest Permits. This action closes the scheduled four-inch set gillnet opportunity downstream [Read More…}

Jun 172015
 
Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission Recommends Set-Net Closures in Lower River

In a stand for conservation, the recently formed Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission (KRITFC) recommend a closure of the upcoming 4 “set-net opener in the lower river scheduled to begin Thursday June 18th, to Federal Managers at a meeting held this last Tuesday. Their recommendation was based on Bethel Test Fish (BTF) numbers being less than half of what they were on this date in 2014 (see chart below), and the high number of 4” set-nets observed in the lower river that were intentionally targeting Chinook salmon. On Tuesday BTF numbers were less than half of what they needed to [Read More…}

Jun 092015
 
Kuskokwim Subsistence Fishing Restrictions “Simplified”

With the latest release of State Emergency Order #3-S-WR-04-15 (see below) subsistence fishing restriction have become a “little” more clear for the entire drainage. I have attempted to summarize them below (in my own words) to proved clarification. Please always refer to the Federal Special Actions and State Emergency Orders for specific detail. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Starting at 6:00 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015 the entire Kuskokwim River from the mouth to the headwaters, subsistence salmon fishing will close and subsistence fishing will be restricted to the use of set gillnets with 4-inch or less mesh size not to exceed 60 feet [Read More…}