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Amendment of Chitina Subdistrict Federal Subsistence Fishing Schedule Announced


Amendment of Chitina Subdistrict Federal Subsistence Fishing Schedule Announced


07/29/2014

Contact: Deborah Coble
(907) 786-3880 or (800) 478-1456

Amendment of Chitina Subdistrict Federal Subsistence Fishing Schedule Announced


Copper Center, AK…The tentative pre-season fishing schedule for Federally qualified subsistence users in the Chitina Subdistrict of the Copper River was amended today by the Federal Subsistence Board. This pre-season schedule is identical to the State pre-season schedule and is subject to change based on numbers of salmon entering the Copper River.

Amendment of the 2014 Federal Subsistence Salmon Fishery Schedule for the Chitina Subdistrict of the Upper Copper River District.

Dates

Period Hours

Monday, July 28, 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, August 3, 11:59 p.m.

Monday, August 4, 12:01 a.m. continuous as provided by regulation

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This fishery is open, during the periods listed above, to Federally qualified subsistence users having customary and traditional use of salmon in this Subdistrict.  

A Federal permit is required to participate in the fishery under Federal regulations. This permit may be obtained without charge from the National Park Service offices in Copper Center, Slana, Chitina, or Kennecott. It is also available at the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge in Tok.

The National Park Service office in Copper Center provides a recorded message phone with the most current fishing schedule. The recorded message is available 24-hours daily. The phone number is (907) 822-7256. Subsistence users are encouraged to call this number prior to fishing to determine if amendments have been made to previously announced fishing schedules.

For additional information, please contact Molly McCormick, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Copper Center. Phone (907-822-5234) Email: molly_mccormick@nps.gov

Information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be found at http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/home.html

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