Subsistence markers to be put up in Danger Bay, closing specific section to all subsistence fishing


An important spawning area for salmon outside of the mouths of Danger and Cold creeks on Afognak Island will be closed to subsistence fishing. The Board of Fisheries announced its decision to put up subsistence markers at the head of Danger Bay during their finfish meeting in Kodiak last week, January 9th – 12th. Proposal 58, brought forward by longtime …

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Traditional Knowledge report formally incorporated into Board of Fisheries finfish meeting in Kodiak

For the first time in Alaska Board of Fisheries history, a portion of the finfish meeting in Kodiak last week, January 9th – 12th, was dedicated to traditional knowledge. As KMXT’s Davis Hovey reports, the discussion covered a variety of topics, including equitable fishing for rural Kodiak Island residents. Four people testified during the first-ever traditional knowledge report at Kodiak’s …

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Sport fishing will close for Pasagshak River sockeye on Friday

Sport sockeye fishing will close on the Pasagshak River for the rest of the year starting on July 14. Subsistence sockeye harvest will also be closed in the Pasagshak Bay area. Biologists for the Alaska Department Fish and Game no longer expect the run there to make its escapement goal.  An underwater photo of sockeye spawners, July 18, 2023. (Brian …

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Students practice subsistence skills in the classroom at Chief Ivan Blunka School in New Stuyahok

By BRIAN VENUA, KDLG-Dillingham In Bristol Bay communities, subsistence is one feature of daily life that has stayed consistent during the pandemic. Now, it’s part of the school’s curriculum. Communities around Bristol Bay have endeavored to protect their residents from COVID-19 for almost a year. The Chief Ivan Blunka School in New Stuyahok was among the many schools that shifted to …

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Subsistence Community Potluck Monday evening 6-9 p.m.

The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak will host a community potluck Monday evening which features subsistence foods from the Kodiak area. It’s being held in conjunction with the Monday and Tuesday meeting of the Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistence Regional Advisory Council. — The Kodiak community will have a rare chance to taste and learn more about locally caught subsistence foods such as seal, …

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