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Stories related to subsistence/commercial/sport: hunting, fishing, gathering activities.

Photo courtesy of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Welcome to Fish Talk, a new call-in show about fish on the Kuskokwim. Today we're talking about how scientists are using ear bones from king salmon to trace where the kings are hatching, and how that information could change when and where we fish.

  

King salmon
Craig Springer, UFWS / Flickr Creative Commons

The state has issued a series of subsistence fishing restrictions that will take effect beginning this weekend. The measures are meant to conserve the soon-to-arrive king salmon.

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This Thursday, May 18 join us for Fish Talk, a new call-in show about fish on the Kuskokwim.

This week we'll be talking about how scientists are using ear bones from King salmon to trace where the Kings are hatching, and how that information could change when and where we fish.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The lone muskox stranded on Triangle Island has been harvested and the meat taken to Mekoryuk.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

A muskox is stranded on Triangle Island, a small piece of land about three miles north of Nunivak Island. There’s little food and no fresh water on the small island. And the state doesn’t expect the animal to survive for long.

King salmon
Craig Springer, UFWS / Flickr Creative Commons

By federal emergency order, a large portion of the Kuskokwim River will be closed to gillnets this summer to conserve King salmon.

Salmon drying on a Kuskokwim fish rack.
Shane Iverson / KYUK

The Yukon River salmon forecast for the summer is out.

State and federal managers predict the Chinook run size will be similar to last year, remaining below the historic average. The summer and fall Chum run size is predicted to be above average. And Silvers could hit an above average run size this summer.

King salmon
Craig Springer, UFWS / Flickr Creative Commons

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is predicting a similar Chinook run size in the Kuskokwim as last year.

Part of that prediction is based on a recent report from the Department measuring how many Chinook returned to the Kuskokwim last summer.

Ice Fishing with the Gill-man

Apr 21, 2017
Dean Swope / KYUK

Spring is around the corner, if not here already and it is time to head down the frozen Kuskokwim River highway to your favorite ice fishing spot to jig for pike fish otherwise known as Luqruuyiit, the Yup’ik word for pike fish.


Dean Swope / KYUK

Conservation and stock rebuilding will once again be the path forward this summer for salmon management, with managers making decisions during the season, based on how many fish show up.  

 

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