2018 Yukon River Salmon Fishery News Release # 9 Subdistrict 4-A Subsistence Fishing Schedule

Districts Affected: Upper Yukon Area

This news release puts Subdistrict 4-A on a reduced subsistence salmon fishing schedule. These actions are intended to limit the harvest on early groups of Chinook salmon while more information about the timing and strength of the run is collected. During these openings, fishermen may use set gillnets, drift gillnets, and fishwheels.

Last edited 01/25/2022
Contact Information

Holly Carroll, Area Management Biologist

Lower Yukon Area Office

(907) 949-1320

Fred Bue, Yukon Area Inseason Manager

Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office

(907) 455-1849 or (800) 267-3997

Toll free fishing schedule hotline: (866) 479-7387

Fishing schedule hotline in Fairbanks: 459-7387

Subsistence Management Actions

Subdistrict 4-A (including the communities of Anvik, Grayling, Kaltag, Nulato, and Koyukuk):

Subsistence fishing is currently open 24 hours a day with 7.5 inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels. By regulation, drift gillnets may be used for salmon beginning June 10 during open subsistence salmon fishing periods.

Fishing will close 6 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Subsistence fishing will reopen with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets on a reduced regulatory schedule consisting of two 24-hour periods per week from:

  • 6 p.m. Sundays to 6 p.m. Mondays
  • 6 p.m. Wednesdays to 6 p.m. Thursdays

Subsistence salmon fishing is closed between the 24-hour fishing periods.

Koyukuk River:

Subsistence fishing is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels.

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