Authorities seized 1,100 pounds of salmon from Alaska Natives

State and federal authorities seized 1,100 pounds of salmon from Alaska Native fishermen this week, The Anchorage Daily News reports.

Salmon is running low on the Lower Kuskokwim River. The Association of Village Council Presidents wants the state to declare a disaster in the region.

"They're getting depressed and it's getting to be a crisis situation, because they're not going to have any food," AVCP President Myron Naneng told the paper.

Misdemeanor citations were issued to 33 fishermen.

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Nets, salmon seized during Kuskokwim subsistence closure (The Anchorage Daily News 6/22)
Kuskokwim Hit With Another Salmon Fishing Closure (Alaska Public Radio Network 6/18)

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