Ban remains in place for Kuskokwim kings

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has decided to allow Southwest Alaska subsistence fishermen to catch chum and sockeye salmon on the lower Kuskokwim River starting Friday.

Alaska. Red (sockeye) salmon (Onchorynchus nerka) spawning in a creek.

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by Associated Press

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has decided to allow Southwest Alaska subsistence fishermen to catch chum and sockeye salmon on the lower Kuskokwim River starting Friday.

But the ban on catching king salmon remains in place until the
end of the month.

Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell says it appears that there is a low abundance of Chinook salmon. She says that is a concern given the importance of the subsistence fishery.

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