Kuskokwim River Listening Session on Thursday, April 21

by Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

As we begin to put away our winter gear and start to think about summer fish camp, Kuskokwim fisheries managers are hoping to hear from you about the upcoming salmon season. This Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 1:00 – 5:00pm, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, and Alaska Department of Fish & Game are hosting their second annual Kuskokwim River Listening Session. It will be broadcast on KYUK AM and FM stations.

This is a time for Kuskokwim fishermen to talk directly with federal, Tribal, and state fisheries managers about the upcoming salmon fishing season. We hope to hear about your concerns or questions for the 2022 salmon season; things that are affecting subsistence activities in your community, along the river, or throughout the Kuskokwim region; and your ideas for how U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other managers, can improve.

Participants will have a chance to share in the order they join, with deference given to Elders. Each caller will have 5 minutes to share, except Elders, who will be given 10 minutes. Interpretation services will be available, so please share your comments and questions in English or Yugtun as you are most comfortable. 

Anyone can listen to this Listening Session on your local KYUK station (640 AM or 90.3 FM in Bethel). To join on-air, call toll-free 1-800-995-8954 or 1-907-543-KYUK (5985). Emails can be sent to [email protected] to be read over the air, and texts can be sent to 907-242-5326. 

Any questions about this event can be directed to Shelly Wade, our facilitator at Agnew::Beck Consulting, at [email protected] or 907-242-5326. More information can be found at kuskosalmon.org/news.

The Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission hopes you will share your thoughts with us and our management partners on April 21 as we all get ready for the 2022 salmon season!