2019 Yukon River Salmon Fishery News Release #18 Coastal District Subsistence Fishing Schedule

Districts Affected: Lower Yukon Area

The summer chum salmon run is coming in weak and current projections indicate that it may come in near the lower end of the drainage wide escapement goal of 500,000 to 1.2 million fish. Because of the need to conserve summer chum, and to allow fish to pass upriver to spawning grounds, subsistence fishing in the southern portion of the coastal district is being restricted to half of the regulatory schedule.

Last edited 01/25/2022
Contact Information

Holly Carroll, Area Management Biologist

ADF&G, Emmonak Field Office

Phone: (907) 949-1320

Fred Bue, Yukon Area Inseason Manager

Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office

Phone: (907) 949-1798 or (800) 267-3997

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

Fishing schedule hotline in Fairbanks: 459-7387

South Coastal District (Hooper Bay and Scammon Bay): Subsistence fishing is currently open.

Effective 10 p.m. Monday, July 1, subsistence fishing will close.

  • Effective 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, fishing will reopen with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets for 3.5 days per week from 10 a.m. Fridays to 10 p.m. Mondays

During subsistence salmon fishing closures, fishing for non-salmon species is allowed. However, gillnet mesh must be 4-inch or smaller.

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