Ban on Kuskokwim king salmon fishing remains in place

Associated PressJune 21, 2012 

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 told KTUU-TV it appears there is a low number of chinook salmon in the river. She says that is a concern given the importance of the subsistence fishery.

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