2019 Yukon River Fall Salmon Fishery News Release #33 District 2 Commercial Period 8 Extended

Districts Affected: Lower Yukon Area

District 2 Commercial Fishing:

The previously announced commercial fishing period for August 23 is being extended by 1 hour. Commercial fishing will be open for one period in District 2, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00

p.m. Friday, August 23. This will be a 5-hour commercial fishing period with the use of gillnets 6-inch or smaller mesh size. Chinook salmon may be sold during these commercial openings. All Chinook salmon sold or retained for subsistence during commercial openings must be recorded on a fish ticket.

Last edited 01/25/2022
Contact Information

Jeff Estensen, Area Management Biologist

Christy Gleason, Asst. Area Management Biologist

ADF&G, Lower Yukon Area Office

(907) 949-1320

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

District 2 Subsistence Salmon Fishing Schedule:

Subsistence salmon fishing is open 7 days per week, 24 hours per day with 7.5 or smaller mesh size gillnets, except for 12 hours before, during, and 12 hours after commercial fishing periods. For this commercial period, subsistence salmon fishing will close at 2:00 a.m. Friday, August 23, and reopen at 4:00 a.m. Saturday, August 24.

Subsistence fishermen must remove both tips of the tail fin of Chinook salmon before concealing from plain view or leaving the fishing site. Dipnets are also legal gear for subsistence fishing for salmon. Fishermen may use 4-inch or smaller mesh size gillnets to target non-salmon species during subsistence salmon closures.

This is an announcement by the ADF&G in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. To reach the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Emmonak call 949-1798. The Emmonak ADF&G office will stand by on VHF channel 7A. News releases and fishery information will be shared on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/YukonRiverFishingADFG

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