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Land managers work to finish mine cleanup feasibility study

...clean up at the Red Devil mercury mine in the middle Kuskokwim River area. Mercury, arsenic and antimony have been leaking into the Kuskokwim River for years from 250,000 cubic yards of tailings...
Sport fishermen slow to respond with applications for $4.6 million in fisheries disaster aid

...sportfishermen in the Cook Inlet after Congress appropriated $20.8 million for federal fisheries disasters on the Yukon and Kuskokwim River king salmon runs and in the Upper Cook Inlet salmon fisheries; $7.8 million was distributed to commercial salmon...
Kenai, Kodiak chinook salmon research a casualty of Walker's budget cuts

...rural districts have a stake in continuing the research on chinook runs. Subsistence communities in the Yukon and Kuskokwim river valleys use 85 percent of the salmon subsistence allocations, and the commercial revenue from other salmon species...
More than 450 Cook Inlet fishermen receive aid money

...fisheries disaster in Cook Inlet and on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers.Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Executive...runs on the Yukon River in 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Kuskokwim River in 2011 and 2012 and for Cook Inlet's 2012 salmon...
NOAA disperses final $13 million for 2012 king salmon disaster

...2012 disaster declarations for Cook Inlet, Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers salmon returns would be used for direct aid payments...Yukon and Kuskokwim permit holders.An estimated 489 Kuskokwim River fishermen will be eligible for $165 payments, Speegle...
Setnetters, others ask for adjustments to Cook Inlet fishery regulations

...Outside of Cook Inlet, five address Bering Sea tanner crab and Norton Sound king crab, three ask for changes to Kuskokwim River salmon fisheries, and two address Yukon River salmon fisheries. There are also two proposals each for Bristol Bay...
Cook Inlet commercial fisheries winding down

...were caught.The Yukon River fall chum fishery was set for an opening Aug. 22-24, and Aug. 25-27.On the Kuskokwim River, about 153,000 cohos were caught through Aug. 19, and additional openings were planned for Aug. 21.The Kotzebue-area...
Cook Inlet fishermen to receive $4.6 million in direct aid payments

...declarations for Cook Inlet, Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers salmon returns would be email.An estimated 489 Kuskokwim River fishermen will be eligible for...for 2010, 2011 and 2012; the Kuskokwim River commercial failure was declared...
Fishery disaster fund plan moving forward

...Council Presidents and the State of Alaska requested fishery disaster status for the poor king salmon runs on Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers and in Cook Inlet in 2012, although the Yukon designation also applied to 2010 and 2011, and the Kuskokwim designation...
State salmon harvest surpasses 104 million as season winds down

...goals are unlikely to be met at some projects, while one so far has met its goal, and it is still uncertain if the Kuskokwim River goal will be met. Sockeye escapements are generally at or above average, and coho estimates are not yet available...


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