Caden Smith, age 13, of Quinhagak holds up his catch – a red and green sayalleq sockeye salmon – on the Qanirtuuq River. Photo was taken on 8-9-22. Photo by Theodora Smith
by KRITFC and YDNWR The Kuskokwim Federal In-Season Manager from Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (YDNWR) released Federal management of Kuskokwim salmon on Thursday, July 21, 2022. This decision was made after several meetings between […]
Carl Paul of Kipnuk caught a sheefish while drifting on the Kugkaktlik River last week, which is a very unusual catch for that river. Carl’s wife Martha cooked it and made delicious blackberry fish akutaq. […]
by Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Since Federal salmon management began on June 1, 2022, the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission estimates that about 12,630 king salmon have been caught in the lower Kuskokwim this […]
by the SalmonState Trawlers catching and discarding more Chinook and chum than subsistence and direct fishers allowed to harvest in the Yukon and Kuskokwim. A number of salmon runs throughout Alaska are at unprecedented lows. […]
Leonard Wassilie of Akiachak caught this king salmon in his whitefish set net on May 26th, 2022. His family cooked the fresh fish for a late dinner with friends.
Georgiann Small of Quinhagak caught this beautiful king salmon while she was rod and reel fishing on the Qanirtuuq River on July 31, 2021. Photo courtesy of Georgiann Small
Commercial fishermen urge the EPA to do their job and protect Bristol Bay. Bristol Bay’s sockeye salmon run set a new record with 63.2 million sockeye returning to the Bristol Bay watershed as of July […]
Eek Island Fisherman: tHere’s a picture of George Dylan Hoffman of Eek, 12 years old subsistence fishing with his Dad during the June 15th opener near Eek Island. (Photo courtesy of George Hoffman)
Aubree Nicholson (age 8) with a nice king salmon that her dad caught on the Kuskokwim River in Aniak. Photo by Lenora Nicholson
by the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Protecting fish and fishing cultures has been the motivation for all decisions made by the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and U.S. […]
1 year old Danica Bavilla of Tuntutuliak is enjoying the sun as she sits at her family’s fish rack that is laden with drying salmon.
Kaelyn Tagyartuq Samson of Napaskiak cut her first king salmon this summer. Her mom and grandma taught her how to cut fish for drying on the rack.
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) reintroduced the Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act, which will allow consumers to make informed decisions when purchasing salmon. The bill works to ensure that any genetically engineered (GE) salmon products […]
Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) announced today (May 25, 2021) all twenty of its communities will take part in its Community Quota Share Program, providing significant economic growth opportunity for residents. Through the Community Quota […]
Danielle Moss of Bethel works on cutting her fish at Yuvv’aq near the mouth of the Johnson River. She enjoyed going fishing and caught 20 total. Photo taken on February 14th, 2021.
Nick Carter, age 67, caught this huge 40” pike at Luqruuyagpak 15 miles above his village of Eek. They cut up the fish for drying.
23 month old Ernie Andrews of Bethel excitedly caught his first pikefish while fishing at the Johnson River on February 6th, 2021. Ernie is the son of Maurice and Wendy Andrews.
Keo Qerrat Joekay, at right, watches his dad Gabriel as they check their family’s whitefish set net on the Kuskokwim River. The fish go splash!
It’s ice fishing season with the frozen ice of the Qukaqliq River where Roselyn Mael, age 2, caught her first smelt. She was very proud of her first fish.
by Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay DILLINGHAM, AK – Alaska’s fishermen are disgusted by recordings released today (Sept. 21st, 2020) that confirm long suspected collusion between Alaska’s state leadership and the Pebble Limited Partnership as […]
Aubree Star, age 5, and 3-year old Kaliyah Rae enjoy an evening of silver salmon fishing on the Aniak River. Fishing in the background are Lenora Nicholson (Aubree’s Mom) and Clarissa Morgan (their aunt).
The Smith Family of Quinhagak enjoyed a weekend of fishing on the Qanirtuuq River. In the photo are Patricia, Kenny, Caden, Valerie, Sheen, and Donovan Smith with their fresh catch of silver salmon.
Here’s George Andrew, age 6, of Bethel, Alaska with the smallest Rainbow Trout he has ever caught inside the Kwethluk River. George and his family were fishing below Twin Peak Mountain “Qertuqak” when he caught […]
Angela Marie of Quinhagak, age 16, helps with cutting King Salmon into kites at her Grandma’s fish cutting area. Her parents are Jeannette Smith and Warren Jones.
Charity Slim-Twitchell who is 2 years old helps clean smelts for the first time on May 20, 2020. She is from Kasigluk, Alaska. Photo by Suzanne Andrew.
Mr. John P. Charlie and his prize catch of 2020 caught near a hot spot river on May 25 2020. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Virginia A. Charlie.
Logan Larson, age 9 of Russian Mission caught a pike while manaqing with his mom Lianna on a beautiful clear cold day, January 25th. He caught 5 altogether while fishing across from Russian Mission. They […]
On August 12, 2019, the Federal Subsistence Board (Board) published the final rule for the Subsistence Management Regulations for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 Subsistence Taking of Fish in the Federal Register (84 FR 39744). This […]
Steven Smith, age 8, from Quinhagak caught his first silver salmon this morning from the Qanirtuuq River, August 8th, 2019.
by Alaska Wildlife Troopers Excitement is building for Alaska hunters as seasons open this month in many regions for deer, caribou, Dall sheep, moose, mountain goat and other big game species. The Alaska Wildlife Troopers […]
by K.J. Lincoln The Cooperative Extension Service in Bethel is a great resource, especially if you want to learn how to can your own fish, and that means those delicious Kuskokwim salmon. Leif Albertson, the […]
This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. The Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group were informed of these management actions. Kuskokwim […]
This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. The Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group were informed of these management actions. Commercial fishing […]
Louis Panigkaq Smith, age 6, is cutting his first King salmon strip in Quinhagak. Louis is the son of Daniel and Renae Smith.
by the Bering Sea Fisherman’s Association The Yukon River Regional Planning Team announces the release of the public review draft of updates to the 1998 Yukon River Comprehensive Salmon Plan. The Yukon River Regional Planning […]
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 […]
Effective 11:59 pm on July 1, 2019, all Federal restrictions on the Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River will expire. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will manage fishing openings, closings, and fishing […]
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 […]
In an effort to help preserve a highly valued resource, Alaska Wildlife Troopers made their presence known during recent Chinook, or “king,” salmon subsistence fishery openings on the Kuskokwim River. Over the course of four […]
Here is Martha Chiklak, age 77, of Mountain Village cutting fish this summer. Photo courtesy of her daughter, Marie Chiklak.
by USFWS Staff Open until superseded by subsequent Emergency Special Action. This emergency special action reopens opportunity for the harvest of Chinook Salmon by all legal means on Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River […]
Nevah Valadez, who is 6 years old, is learning how to cut salmon for drying at fishcamp from her Grandma Ella Nicori of Kwethluk.
A family fishing for herring north of the Clam Gulch Recreation Area on the Kenai Peninsula last Wednesday discovered a dead whale. They reported this stranding to NOAA Fisheries this past Friday with a photograph. […]
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amounts of 14,600 metric tons of the Aleut Corporation’s pollock directed fishing allowance from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea directed […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
by Mary Peltola July 16, 2018 The 2018 customary fishing season in the lower portion of the Kuskokwim is winding down for most fish camps. While many families are waiting for the Silver Salmon (Coho) […]
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.
On May 10, 2018, Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association (BSFA) received a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to fund the Alaska Ocean Cluster Initiative (AOCI). In early 2017, BSFA began […]
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 […]
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 […]
Elizamarie John, the daughter of Bernie and Alice John of Kipnuk, helps with cutting herring. Photo taken on June 4, 2018.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
You are invited to a meeting of the Kuskokwim Area Regional Planning Team. This two-day meeting will be held in Bethel and the public is welcome to attend and participate. The meeting will be held […]
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.
by USFWS Staff Federal Public Waters Closed to Chinook Salmon Fishing by Federally Qualified Subsistence Users Beginning June 12. The Federal Subsistence Board closed these Federal public waters to the harvest of Chinook salmon by […]
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 […]
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.
by USFWS Staff 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 […]
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 […]
Alaska resident waterfowl hunters will have the opportunity to harvest emperor geese this fall for the first time in 30 years. Federal regulations for the 2017-2018 waterfowl hunting season allow a statewide harvest of 1,000 […]
Beginning in 2018, Alaska fishermen, some of whom may not have the space on their vessel or life raft capacity for a NOAA Fisheries observer, will have the option to use an electronic monitoring (EM) […]
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. […]
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 […]
This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for Kuskokwim Area fishermen. Subdistrict 1-A Subdistrict 1-A will open to commercial salmon fishing for 6 hours from 2:00 p.m. until […]
The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) held a work session on July 17-18, 2017. During the July 17 portion of the meeting in Anchorage, the Board approved, with minor modifications, Regional Advisory Council Annual Report Replies, […]
DILLINGHAM— During the middle of a strong fishing run (July 11th), the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to withdraw the protections for Bristol Bay that the region’s tribal governments and others have been working toward […]
Baby Rainier Iyana Leary happily watches his mom Audrey cut salmon by the Kuskokwim River in Napaimute on July 2nd.
This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. Subsistence fishing in the Kuskokwim River Drainage, from the Yukon Delta NWR boundary at […]
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 […]
In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal In-season Manager is rescinding previously issued special actions concerning the harvest of Chinook Salmon within Yukon […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal In-season Manager announced a 12-hour gillnet opportunity for Federally qualified subsistence users to harvest fish other […]