2020 Yukon River Salmon Summer Fishery Announcement #23 District 1 Commercial and Subsistence Fishing Schedule

 Districts Affected: Lower Yukon Area

The previously announced commercial period in District 1 is being extended. All Chinook salmon must be released alive during commercial openings with dip nets and beach seines.

Last edited 01/25/2022
Contact Information

Holly Carroll, Area Management Biologist

(907) 267-2385

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

In Fairbanks fishing schedule hotline: 459-7387

The processor has notified the department that for the safety of the commercial fishing fleet and surrounding communities, they will not be buying salmon in District 2 for the remainder of summer season to allow for time to thoroughly test for COVID-19 and reduce the spread of infection.

Commercial fishing District 1:

The previously announced 24-hour commercial fishing period starting 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1 with dip nets and beach seines will be extended 18 more hours. Commercial fishing with dip nets and beach seines will be open from:

8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 3 (a 42-hour period)

Fishermen must confirm they have a buyer and should check tender locations prior to fishing. Crewmembers must have a current crewmember license. The phone number to reach CFEC is: 907-789-6150. CFEC permits can be renewed online at: www.cfec.state.ak.us/Leon/#leon

Commercial fishermen must have a signed Shore-based Fishing Operation Protective Measures Acknowledgement form onboard and on file with their processor: https://covid19.alaska.gov/wp- content/uploads/2020/05/COVID-MANDATE-017-Appendix-02-Acknowledgement-Form-REVISED.pdf

Subsistence Management Actions

District 1 and the North Coastal Area (from 62 degrees North latitude north to Point Romanof, including the Black River, and communities of Emmonak, Nunam Iqua, Alakanuk, and Kotlik):

Subsistence fishing will open with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets on a schedule of two 18-hour periods per week from:

2 p.m. Fridays to 8 a.m. Saturdays

2 p.m. Tuesdays to 8 a.m. Wednesdays


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.

Announcements will be shared on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YukonRiverFishingADFG

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