Stikine River Federal Subsistence Chinook Salmon Fishery closed

WRANGELL, Alaska – Wrangell District Ranger Clint Kolarich, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, is closing the May 15 − June 20, 2020 Federal subsistence Chinook Salmon fishery in the Stikine River. 

Last edited 01/25/2022
Contact Information

Paul Robbins Jr.
Public Affairs Officer
Tongass National Forest

The 2020 preseason forecast for the Stikine River is 13,350 large Chinook Salmon (greater than 28 inches in total length), which is below the escapement goal range of 14,000 to 28,000 large Chinook Salmon. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has also taken actions in the State managed fisheries to reduce the harvest of Stikine River Chinook Salmon. The closure of the Chinook Salmon fishery does not affect other Stikine River Federal subsistence fisheries beginning June 21, 2020.

For additional information, please contact Clint Kolarich at 907-874-2323 or Robert Cross at 907-772-5944. Information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be found on the web at or by visiting

For interviews and information to be used for publication, contact the Tongass Public Affairs Officer at 907-228-6201.

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