Fisheries Special Actions

A Special Action Request is an out-of-cycle change in a season, harvest limit, or method of harvest. Special Actions are taken when unusual situations arise, such as a significant change in resource abundance that could not reasonably have been anticipated. The Federal Subsistence Board may take a Special Action to restrict, close, open, or reopen the taking of fish and wildlife on Federal public lands and waters. Such actions are taken to ensure the continued viability of a particular fish or wildlife population, to ensure continued subsistence use, or for reasons of public safety. These guidelines and requirements can be found in 36 CFR 242.19 and 50 CFR 100.19.

View informational flyer on submitting a Special Action Request.

The links below contain Information on submitted fisheries special actions and final analyses.

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Fisheries Special Actions

2022
Yukon-Northern Area
 
Yukon River fall salmon fishery closure rescinded  02-FC-06-22
Yukon River Tanana River Drainage Subdistrict 6-A chum salmon fishery closure  02-FC-05-22
Yukon River Subdistrict 5-D chum salmon fishery closure  02-FC-04-22
Yukon River Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C chum salmon closure  02-FC-03-22
Yukon River District 4 and Koyukuk River chum salmon closure 02-FC-02-22
Yukon River Fall Chum Salmon Closure Districts: 1, 2, 3  02-FC-01-22
Tanana River Chinook and Chum Salmon Closure  02-KS-09-22
Yukon River Chinook and Chum Salmon Closure Subdistricts 5-D 02-KS-08-22
Koyukuk River Chinook andChum Salmon Closure 02-KS-07-22
Yukon River Chinook and Chum Salmon Closure Subdistrict 5-ABC 02-KS-06-22
Innoko River Chinook and Chum Salmon Closure Subdistrict 5-ABC 02-KS-05-22
Yukon River Chinook and Chum Salmon Closure Subdistrict 4-BC 02-KS-04-22
Yukon River Chinook and Chum Salmon Closure Distict 4  02-KS-03-22
Yukon River Chinook and Chum Salmon Closure District 3 02-KS-02-22
Yukon River Chinook and Chum Salmon Closure Districts: Coastal, 1, 2  02-KS-01-22
Kuskokwim River Salmon Closure  03-KS-01-22
 
Kodiak Area
 
Womens Bay Reopened for Sockeye Salmon  9-RS-02-22
Womens Bay Closure for Sockeye Salmon   9-RS-01-22
 
Chignik Bay
 
Chignik Chinook Salmon Closure 8-KS-01-22
 
Prince William Sound Area
 
 
Yakutat Area

Situk River Chinook Salmon Closure 13-KS-03-22

Southeast Area
 
Stikine River Chinook Salmon Closure  13-KS-02-22
District 1 Eulachon, except Unuk River Closure  13-EU-01-22
 
 
2021
12-KS-04-21 (Reopening of the subsistence Chinook Salmon fishery on the Situk River)
8-KS-01-21(Chinook Salmon closure, Chignik River)
8-SS-01-21(Sockeye Salmon closure, Chignik River)
2020
2019
  • 9-SS-03-19 (rescinds SA 9-SS-02-19 and reopens the waters in Chiniak Bay that were closed to the take of Coho Salmon by that action; Oct. 3, 2019)
  • 9-SS-02-19 (Buskin Coho closure)
  • 8-SS-02-19 (Rescinds 8-SS-01-19; opens Chignik to Sockeye Salmon harvest by all users)
  • 13-SS-01-19 (Stikine River Sockeye Salmon closure)
  • 8-SS-01-19 (Chignik Sockeye Salmon closure)
  • 3-KS-08-19 (Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon opening, 12-hour 6-inch gillnet opportunity for Federally qualified subsistence users, June 22, 2019)
  • 3-KS-07-19 (Kuskokwim River, Kalskag Bluffs to Aniak, Chinook Salmon opening, 6-inch gillnet opportunity for Federally qualified subsistence users, June 19, 2019)
  • 3-KS-06-19 (Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon opening, three 12-hour gillnet opportunity for Federally qualified subsistence users, June 12, 15, and 19, 2019)
  • 3-KS-05-19  (Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon opening, 12-hour 6-inch set gillnet opportunity for Federally qualified subsistence users, June 8, 2019)
  • 3-KS-04-19 (Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon opening, 12-hour 6-inch set net opportunity for Federally qualified subsistence users, June 1, 2019)
  • 3-KS-03-19 (Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon, main stem and tributary closure to Federally Qualified Subsistence Users, June 1, 2019)
  • FSA12-KS-01-19 (Situk River Chinook Salmon closure)
  • 13-KS-02-19 (Stikine River Federal Chinook Salmon season closure)
  • FSA19-02 fact sheet / FSA19-02 Analysis (Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon Fishery Temporary Special Action Request)
  • FSA19-01 (Kenai Community Gillnet Fishery Temporary Special Action Request)
  • 13-EU-01-19 (2019 Eulachon closure in District 1)
 

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