Fishing News

Yukon River Fall Season Subsistence Fishing Schedule for District 4

07/22/2024

This Emergency Special Action transitions the Yukon River area to the fall season and continues the selective gear fishing (dip nets, beach seines, and manned fish wheels) for summer chum salmon in District 4 and the Koyukuk drainage until fall chum salmon are likely to enter the river and closures are necessary.

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YUKON AREA SELECTIVE GEAR SUMMER CHUM SUBSISTENCE FISHING FOR SUBDISTRICT 5ABC

07/12/2024

This Emergency Special Action opens the Federal public waters of subdistricts 5-ABC to the subsistence harvest and retention of summer chum salmon with selective gear only (which includes dip nets, beach seines, manned fish wheels, and hook and line). In Federal public waters, these summer chum salmon fishing opportunities are limited to federally qualified subsistence users only.

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Yukon River Fall Season Subsistence Fishing Schedule for Coastal District and Districts 1-3

07/12/2024

This Temporary Special Action transitions the Yukon River area to the fall season and continues the selective gear fishing (dip nets, beach seines, and manned fish wheels) for summer chum salmon in the Coastal District and Districts Y1 through Y3 until fall chum salmon are likely to enter the river and closures are necessary. Chum salmon closures are being announced for each district based on the typical arrival time of Fall chum salmon.

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YUKON AREA SELECTIVE GEAR SUMMER CHUM SUBSISTENCE FISHING FOR DISTRICT 6

07/11/2024

This Emergency Special Action opens the Federal public waters of Yukon District 6, which includes the communities of Northway and Nabesna and waters in Denali National Park, Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, to the subsistence harvest and retention of summer chum salmon with selective gear only (which includes dip nets, beach seines, manned fish wheels, and hook and line). In Federal public waters, these summer chum salmon fishing opportunities are limited to federally qualified subsistence users only.

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Kuskokwim River Mainstem Fishing Opportunities

07/11/2024

Pursuant to authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (YDNWR) Manager, as In-Season Manager, hereby announces five gillnet fishing opportunities for Federally qualified subsistence users only downstream of the Kalskag Bluffs and Uknavik Slough (Kalskag Line) to the mouth of the Kuskokwim River at the Refuge boundary (see maps):

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