Feds Signal Management Shift on Kuskokwim if Coho Salmon Run Doesn’t Improve
Federal salmon managers on the lower Kuskokwim River, the portion that flows through the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, announced yesterday that that they will take over management of the subsistence fishery from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game if the silver salmon return numbers remain low.
On Wednesday, the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group, an advisory group to ADF&G, rejected a recommendation from ADF&G to close all subsistence fishing in the lower Kuskokwim. State biologists have reported that the 2022 silver run is ...
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