Kuskokwim subsistence fishermen are getting hit with a double whammy. Another emergency salmon fishing closure has been announced, extending the current closures to 12 days. The fishing restriction is controversial and was not approved by a regional advisory group of fishers.
Myron Naneng, President of the Association of Village Council Presidents, is asking for a disaster declaration over the poor King returns.
He wants Governor Sean Parnell to declare a state disaster because of the low numbers on both the Kuskokwim and Yukon Rivers.
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