Federal Subsistence Board News

Chignik River Federal Subsistence Fishery for Chinook Salmon


For Immediate Release:

July 3, 2023

The Federal In-season Manager, pursuant to delegated authority from the Federal Subsistence Board under ANILCA Title VIII section 816, will issue an emergency special action (8-KS-01-23) to close fishing for Chinook Salmon to all users, non-federal and Federally qualified users, in Federal public waters of the Chignik River drainage, effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday July 5. 

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Public Meeting and Hearing Announced Regarding 2023 Unit 7 Federal Subsistence Sheep Harvest


For Immediate Release:

June 16, 2023

Under the authority of:
36 CFR §242.10 and .19
50 CFR §100.10 and .19

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will hold a public meeting and hearing to share information and solicit comments on the fall 2023 federal subsistence Dall sheep draw hunt in Unit 7. Following analysis, the USFS intends to close, under delegation of authority, the federal subsistence draw hunt for Dall sheep during fall 2023 in Unit 7.

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2023 Federal Subsistence fishery management strategy for the Yukon Area


For Immediate Release:
May 25, 2023

The Office of Subsistence Management (OSM) received special action request FSA23-02 asking the Federal Subsistence Board (Board) to close Federal public waters of the Yukon River drainage to the harvest of Chinook, Chum and Coho salmon except by federally qualified subsistence users from June 1 through September 30, 2023, and to require that Federal subsistence fishing schedules, openings, closures and methods be determined by the Federal Fisheries Manager. This request falls within the scope of authority of the Federal manager, Holly Carroll and has been transferred to her by the Board.

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Kuskokwim River Mainstem Fishing Opportunities


For Immediate Release:

May 18, 2023

Set gillnet opportunities for federally qualified subsistence users will be open in Federal public waters of the mainstem of the Kuskokwim River during the following dates and times:

•    June 3, 2023 06:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
•    June 6, 2023 06:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
•    June 9, 2023 06:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Comments Invited on Proposed Changes to Federal Subsistence Hunting and Trapping Regulations for the 2024-2026 Regulatory Years


For Immediate Release:

May 5, 2023

The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) is accepting written comments through June 30, 2023, on proposed changes to Federal subsistence hunting and trapping regulations. These proposed changes would affect Federal subsistence seasons, harvest limits, methods and means for the taking of wildlife, and customary and traditional use determinations for the regulatory years July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2026.

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