Tag Archives: Yupik fishermen

Attorney: Yup’ik Fishermen Wrongfully Convicted

Attorneys argued before the Alaska Court of Appeals in downtown Anchorage today about whether Yup’ik fishermen, who fished for Chinook or king Salmon during a closure on the Kuskokwim River in 2012, were wrongfully convicted. Listen, and Read more here 07:52

Alaska files cross-appeal in fishing case it won against 13 subsistence fishermen

About two dozen fishermen were found guilty in May after trials before a judge in Bethel. Those who decided to contest their convictions filed appeals in June, launching a process that could last months before formal arguments are made. The Yup’ik fishermen were cited last year during a poor king salmon run. [email protected]

Alaskans debate whether religion of Native Alaskans is more important than state salmon fishing rules

GodDiscussion.com – A hot debate is going on in Alaska over whether the religious rights of Native Alaskans are more important than state salmon fishing rules in light of a recent case in which a judge ruled that the needs of salmon trumps everyone’s and anyone’s religious rights. continued