Subsistence Fishing Shuts Down on Kuskokwim River

Subsistence fishing on the Kuskowim River will shut-down for the longest time in recent memory later this week. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game declared an emergency, five-day closure just as the river was re-opening from a previous closure. But unlike that closure, the Kuskokwim advisory group was split this time.

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Shane Iverson is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.