KYUK AM

Not Enough Chums In Lower Yukon To Fish

Aug 7, 2020

Alaska salmon
Credit Katie Basile

So few chum salmon are swimming up the Yukon River this summer that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has cancelled the 18-hour subsistence fishing period originally scheduled to start Saturday, Aug. 8.

The decision affects Districts 1 through 3 of the Yukon River, which includes Black River, and the communities of Emmonak, Nunam Iqua, Alakanuk, Kotlik, and Mountain Village. 

The measure was taken to conserve chum salmon on the Yukon River.