2020 Yukon River Salmon Fall Fishery Announcement #29 Subdistrict 5-D Upper 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 complete in Subdistrict 5- D Upper, subsistence fishing restrictions are being relaxed to provide fishing opportunity for 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

Subdistrict 5-D Upper (from 22 Mile Slough to the U.S./Canada border, includes Circle and Eagle):

Subsistence salmon fishing is closed. Fishermen may use 4-inch or smaller mesh gillnets to target non-salmon species.

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

A subsistence permit is required to fish for all fish species from the upstream mouth of 22 Mile Slough to the U.S./Canada border. Subsistence harvest calendars and subsistence fishing permits are available from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Fairbanks office (459-7274) or online at www.adfg.alaska.gov/store/.

Map showing the boundary divisions (upper, middle, and lower) of Upper Yukon River Subdistrict 5-D, in the Yukon Delta region of Alaska

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