Kuskokwim Salmon Get Relief from a Federal Court, AYK Chum Get Some Help From Area M Seiners
U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason ruled on June 23 that the State of Alaska cannot open a salmon season in the federal waters of the Kuskokwim River when the federal managers have closed the region.
In a years-long disagreement between the State of Alaska and the U.S. government on the definition of ‘subsistence’, the court ruled temporarily in favor of the federal managers.
The state’s openers allow all Alaskans to fish the Kuskokwim, but the federal managers allow fishing only by qualified ...
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