Kyle Clayton, KYUK - Bethel
The US Geologic Survey—with help from U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Y-K Delta subsistence hunters— released research this month about Western Alaska’s role as an international crossroads for migratory birds and how those birds transmit avian flu viruses between each other.
Kwik’pak Fisheries Yukon River salmon buyers across the country can validate their purchases and track their fish from the river to the shelf thanks to a traceability program that serves as a worldwide model.
An unprecedented set of new policies from Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game are changing the way Yukon commercial and subsistence fisherman have been fishing their entire lives. Some residents are using Kenai River style dip nets for the first time and catching lots of fish.
More than 20 kids graduated from Bethel’s Alaska Youth Academy’s summer camp last Friday. The idea is to encourage kids in the area to consider law enforcement careers.