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Yukon King fishers

Linda (at left) and Henriann Nickoli fish for Yukon Chinook king salmon downriver of Russian Mission by 7 Mile. “Our favorite time of the year, Linda was driving the boat while her sister with the […]

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2016 Gulf of Alaska Pink Salmon fishery disaster relief

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, (all R-Alaska), today (July 2nd, 2019) welcomed an announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that the agency approved $53.8 million to restore […]

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Yukon tradition

Here is Martha Chiklak, age 77, of Mountain Village cutting fish this summer. Photo courtesy of her daughter, Marie Chiklak.

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Fish cutter

Nevah Valadez, who is 6 years old, is learning how to cut salmon for drying at fishcamp from her Grandma Ella Nicori of Kwethluk.

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Yukon King Salmon

On June 11, 2019 Cam O’Neill with the Pilot Station Fish and Game test fishing caught the Yukon’s finest mighty king salmon measuring 91.1cm long. Photo and info courtesy of Fish and Game – Kerri […]

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Fishing opportunities on the Kuskowkim River

by USFWS Staff In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (KRITFC), the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (YDNWR) in-season manager has announced four fishing opportunities within the YDNWR from the boundary at the […]

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Fishing for Herring

by Nicole Charlie It is almost that time of the year where local villages around the Southwest fish for herring. Eating it dry is the traditional way, but herring can be eaten in a few […]

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Yukon Whitefish

This large Yukon Whitefish is almost as big as Louisa Nickoli of Russian Mission. The fish was caught and photographed with Louisa on June 3rd, 2018.

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Kuskokwim salmon fishing update

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. This subsistence fishery announcement was supported by the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Group at […]

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Red Sockeye Salmon

Kiarrnguacuk Mary K. Anthony with her filet of red salmon. She is getting ready to smoke her fish at the Umkumiut fish camp. This photo was taken on July 4th, 2018 by Isidore Anthony.

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CVRF engages residents with Community Meetings

by CVRF Staff During the last week of June, members of the Board of Directors of Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) visited the communities of Quinhagak, Tununak, Toksook Bay, and Nome to have open-forum discussions […]

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Mending the Net

9 years old Mathew Peterson of Mt. Village is learning how to mend their net. His dad taught him how to mend nets so he too can fish with his own net this summer. “Give […]

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ADFG will manage Kuskokwim River drainage fishery

by ADFG Staff This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. These subsistence fishery management actions were supported by the Kuskokwim River […]

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Herring helper

Elizamarie John, the daughter of Bernie and Alice John of Kipnuk, helps with cutting herring. Photo taken on June 4, 2018.

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Disaster relief for Alaska Pink Salmon Fisheries

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, (all R-Alaska), today (June 20th, 2018) welcomed a funding allocation announcement by the Secretary of Commerce for states and territories affected by recent fishery disasters. […]

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Kuskokwim River Salmon Announcement

by ADFG Staff 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 upstream to the […]

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Yukon King Salmon

Henriann Nickoli of Russian Mission holds up a beautiful Yukon Chinook salmon. They caught it right in front of their community while fishing on June 14th, 2018.

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Subsistence King Salmon Fishing Permit

by ADFG Staff This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. Subsistence King Salmon Fishing Permit The Alaska Board of Fisheries […]

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Very First Halibut

6 year old Dallas David from Kongiganak is very excited to have caught his very first halibut on June 7th, 2018 while deep sea fishing with his dad.

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Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery Announcement

by ADFG Staff This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. Subsistence fishing will be allowed on the Kuskokwim River mainstem […]

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Filleting Yukon Salmon

Gina Minock-Kelly is 7 years old. She learned to cut her very 1st fish on the 15th of June 2017 at her family’s fishcamp, which is a 5 minute boat ride above Pilot Station. “We […]

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Yukon River Fall Salmon Commercial Fishing

Commercial fishing was open for one period in District 2, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 4. This was a 4-hour commercial fishing period with gillnets restricted to 6-inch or smaller mesh size. […]

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Fishing restrictions lifted on mainstem Kuskokwim

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. Kuskokwim River Drainage: Effective 12:01 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, the following restrictions to […]

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Growing up at fishcamp

by Madrona Sergie As I was growing up we used to live at fish camp every summer. First, we would go shopping at Bethel, Alaska and get food for what we need for fish camp […]

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Let’s cut fish

Baby Rainier Iyana Leary happily watches his mom Audrey cut salmon by the Kuskokwim River in Napaimute on July 2nd.

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ADFG to manage Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. State Management Effective 12:01 a.m. July 7, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game […]

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Learning at Fish Camp

Devin Alexie, age 6, works on cutting a Kuskokwim whitefish that was caught by his brother Quentin. Devin and his sister and brother were excited to cut fish with their sister’s tiny uluaq at their […]

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Fishing opened on July 1st

The Kuskokwim River from its Mouth to 10 Miles above Upper Kalskag was opened to Gillnet Fishing July 1, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission […]

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Prehistoric Fish Trap and Petroglyphs found

June 23, 2017 Alutiiq Museum archaeologists have located the remains of a stone fish trap and an associated set of petroglyphs on northern Kodiak Island. The features are believed to be prehistoric and reflect Alutiiq […]

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Pacific Bering Sea Halibut

On June 17, 2017 Alicia Ramoth of Scammon Bay reeled in an astounding 74″ halibut to start off the fishing season. With cloudy skies and swells of up to 5 feet it was a perfect […]

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Subsistence Fishing Update for June 16, 2017

In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (KRITFC) and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Manager announces that, due to unusually low numbers of Chinook […]

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Hunting Outside Tununak

by Nigel Angaiak In the Spring of 2009 on May 18, my father and I went up North to Kass’aq River to hunt some geese. It was the first time I ever went out of […]

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Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River will be opened June 12 for Chinook Salmon by Federally Qualified Subsistence Users

In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal In-season Manager announces the opening of the Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River main-stem within […]

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AVCP calls for reinstatement of Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Executive Order

by AVCP Staff The Executive Board and Administration of the Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP), representing 56 federally recognized Tribes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, is deeply disappointed with the Implementing An America-First Offshore Energy […]