2020 Yukon River Salmon Fall Fishery Announcement #24 Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C Subsistence Fishing

Districts Affected: Upper Yukon Area

This year’s fall chum salmon run fell below the 300,000 fish threshold needed to allow subsistence fishing. In accordance with the Yukon River Fall Chum Salmon Management Plan, subsistence fishing for fall chum salmon has been closed for most of the season. As the end of the 2020 fall chum salmon run is essentially complete in Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C, subsistence fishing restrictions are being relaxed to provide fishing opportunity for coho salmon and other fish species.

Last edited 01/25/2022
Contact Information

Jeff Estensen, Area Management Biologist

(907) 459-7274

Toll free fishing schedule and counts: (866) 479-7387

In Fairbanks fishing schedule hotline: 459-7387

Subsistence Management Actions

Subdistricts 4-B and 4-C (Galena, and Ruby):

Subsistence salmon fishing is closed. Fishermen may use 4 inch or less gillnet gear to target non-salmon species. Subsistence fishermen may also use selective gear that includes live-release (manned) fish wheels and dip nets to target salmon other than fall chum salmon and non-salmon fish species. Fall chum salmon must be released alive immediately from the selective gear and bypass any livebox on a fish wheel.

Effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 19, subsistence salmon fishing will open for 24 hours per day, seven days per week with 7.5 inch or smaller mesh gillnets. Fishermen may also use other types of salmon gear such as dip nets and fish wheels. All fish caught may be retained.

This is an announcement by the ADF&G in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. To reach the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Fairbanks call 456-0406.

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