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 Federal subsistence Chinook Salmon fishery in the Stikine River May 15 − June 20, 2021. The preseason forecast for the Stikine River is 9,900 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.

Last edited 01/25/2022
Contact Information
Paul Robbins Jr.
Public Affairs Officer
Tongass National Forest 
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, 2021.
For additional information, please contact Wrangell District Ranger Clint Kolarich at 907-874-2323 or Zone Fish and Wildlife Biologist Robert Cross at 907-723-8653. 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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