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Yukon River chinook salmon run weaker than expected

...goal for this year stands at 42,500 chinook salmon. Fishery managers report early-season chinook and chum on a Lower Yukon river are on track.This summer's chum run has been average and will likely reach 1.4 million on the Yukon.
A king without its crown

...Yukon) stock may have lost that large size component because of it."These days, the 2013 regulations on the lower Yukon River restrict gillnet size to six inches, according to the management strategies outlined in the Alaska Department of...
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Pebble Mine proposal is ethical Armageddon

...politics.In 1963, '64, and '65 it was my privilege to be the only Caucasian in the king salmon fishery on the Lower Yukon River. There were some days from those years on the Lower Yukon that were so full of light that they still sparkle through...
Subsistence fish sales scrutinized

...other residents of Mountain Village always have counted on catching salmon to eat all winter at their camps along the lower Yukon River. Though Wilde doesn't sell or trade the fish he catches, he said it's understandable. "Today it's not like...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Western Alaska last year. Yukon kings are running about two weeks later than normal due to a late breakup on the lower Yukon River, the result of a cool spring and heavier-than-usual pack ice, biologists said. Biologists caught the first...
Subsistence hunters object to land opening

...conservation of healthy populations of wildlife. The Kuskokwim moratorium is based on a similar moratorium on the lower Yukon River downstream from Mountain Village. Yukon villagers volunteered to stop hunting there between 1988 and 1994. That...
Redistricting trial heats up

...and its approximately 4,500 residents with a Senate district that extends all the way to Russian Village on the lower Yukon River and Arctic Village 100 miles north of Fairbanks. "We don't deal with the people in that area on any basis, any...
Counting the herd

...of Fish and Game. This vast herd ranges over a 140,000-square-mile area bounded by the Arctic Ocean, the lower Yukon River and the trans-Alaska pipeline. About 40 communities and 13,000 people are located within the range of the herd...
Woman found dead after drinking homemade liquor

...stomach, which clogged her airway, after drinking too much homebrew, according to the Anchorage Daily News.Many Lower Yukon River villages in western Alaska outlaw alcohol but long have struggled with homebrew abuse as residents improvise with...
Strong chum salmon opening on lower Yukon

EMMONAK - Last week's commercial fishing opener on the lower Yukon River provided a shot in the arm to one of the nation's poorest areas. The 30,000 chum salmon caught during the opener far outpaced...


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