Public Hearing Announced Regarding Salmon Fishing Closure FSA-YD-23-01 on Kuskokwim River Starting June 1, 2023

For Immediate Release:                

April 26, 2023  

The Fisheries Manager at the at Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (YDNWR), in coordination with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (KRITFC), proposes to close Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River drainage to the harvest of Chinook, Chum, and Coho Salmon by all users starting June 1, 2023. 

Last edited 04/26/2023
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Boyd Blihovde

Harvest opportunities for Federally qualified subsistence users may be announced during this closure.  The public is encouraged to provide comments to the Federal Manager on the proposed closure.

A public hearing to receive testimony on the proposed special action is scheduled for:

May 15, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Or until conclusion of public comments)

via Teams Teleconference: 

Teleconference: 1-833-436-1163, Passcode- 342812962# 

Phone Conference ID- 342812962#

To participate via teleconference, call the toll-free telephone number provided above.  When prompted, enter the passcode. 

For more information on the special action request, please contact Yukon Delta NWR at 907-543-1008.

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FSA YD 23-01 Public Hearing Announcement June 1 [pdf]

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