Alaska Fisheries Report – August 03, 2017

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On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, anywhere from 30 to 50 vessels hunted a whale on the Kuskokwim River. But the animal turned out to be a grey whale, a species protected under federal law.

And, over in Dillingham, a commercial fishing group harvested a beluga whale and shared it with the community.

Also, partners in Ketchikan are working to bring fresh fish to elderly residents at the community long-term care unit.

We had help from KRBD’s Emma Atkinson in Ketchikan, KDLG’s Nick Ciolino and Avery Lill in Dillingham, KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur in Bethel, and KFSK’s Nora Saks in Petersburg.

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