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Coffee@KYUK May 28: June Kuskokwim River Fishing Restrictions, Waterfowl Closure

May 28, 2020

A fisherman pulls a king salmon from the Kuskokwim River during a subsistence fishing opening on June 12, 2018.
Credit Katie Basile / KYUK

Kuskokwim River salmon fishing is just around the corner. On Monday, June 1, sections of the river, along with certain tributaries, will begin closing to gillnets to allow the initial push of king salmon to reach the headwaters. Joining KYUK to talk about these restrictions is Ray Born, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Acting Refuge Manager for the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.