Federal Subsistence Board News

2018 Yukon River Fall Salmon Fishery News Release # 56 - Porcupine River Subsistence Fishing Schedule

09/05/2018

Districts Affected: Upper Yukon AreaThe abundance of fall chum salmon in the upper Porcupine River has been low in recent years when compared to other stocks in the Yukon River drainage. Fall chum salmon escapements into the Canadian Fishing Branch River, a tributary of the Porcupine River, have fallen short of meeting the escapement objective agreed upon by U.S. and Canadian representatives despite other Yukon River stocks meeting or exceeding their escapement goals or objectives. Like the action taken last year, to improve fall chum salmon escapement to the spawning grounds in Canada, a subsistence salmon fishing schedule in the Alaska portion of the mainstem Porcupine River is being implemented. Managers will closely monitor fall chum salmon escapement into the Fishing Branch River throughout the season. If inseason information from the mainstem Porcupine River sonar and from the Fishing Branch River escapement monitoring projects indicates the fall chum salmon goal will be met, the department may relax subsistence fishing restrictions.

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2018 Yukon River Fall Salmon Fishery News Release # 54 - District 1 Commercial Period 17 and Subsistence Schedule

09/05/2018

Districts Affected: Lower Yukon AreaThe 2018 coho salmon are late in entering the Yukon River. A second pulse of approximately 37,300 coho salmon completed passing the mainstem sonar near Pilot Station on August 31. Although the current cumulative passage of 118,600 coho salmon at the mainstem sonar as of September 1 is below the median of 137,000 fish, the projected total run size of 266,000 fish is above the median run size of 209,000 fish.

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2018 Yukon River Fall Salmon Fishery News Release # 53 - District 2 Commercial Period 18 and Subsistence Schedule

09/05/2018

Districts Affected: Lower Yukon AreaThe 2018 coho salmon are late in entering the Yukon River. A second pulse of approximately 37,300 completed passing the mainstem sonar near Pilot Station on August 31. Although the current cumulative passage of 112,000 coho salmon past the mainstem sonar as of August 31 is below the median of 137,000 fish, the projected total run size of 240,000 fish is above the median run size of 209,000 fish.

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2018 Yukon River Fall Salmon Fishery News Release # 51 - District 2 Commercial Period 17 and Subsistence Schedule

09/04/2018

Districts Affected: Lower Yukon AreaDistrict 2 Commercial Fishing:Commercial fishing will be open for one period in District 2, from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, August 31. This will be a 6-hour commercial fishing period with gillnets restricted to 6-inch or smaller mesh size. Commercial fishermen need to confirm their buyer prior to fishing. A reminder to fishermen that the Andreafsky River is closed to commercial fishing.

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2018 Yukon River Fall Salmon Fishery News Release # 50 - District 2 Commercial Period 16 Extended by 2 hours

09/04/2018

Districts Affected: Lower Yukon AreaDistrict 2 Commercial Fishing:The previously announced commercial period in District 2 on Thursday, August 30 is being extended by 2 hours and will now end at 10:00 p.m. This will be a 6-hour commercial fishing period with gillnets restricted to 6-inch or smaller mesh size. Both buyers are operating during this period. A reminder to fishermen that the Andreafsky River is closed to commercial fishing.

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2018 Yukon River Fall Salmon Fishery News Release # 49 - District 1 Commercial Period 16 and Subsistence Schedule

09/04/2018

Districts Affected: Lower Yukon AreaDistrict 1 Commercial Fishing:Commercial fishing will open for one period in the Set Net Only Area of District 1 on Friday, August 31 from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. This will be a 9-hour commercial fishing period for the Set Net Only Area with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets. The remainder of District 1 will be open to commercial fishing on Friday, August 31 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. This will be a 6-hour commercial fishing period with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets.

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2018 Yukon River Fall Salmon Fishery News Release # 48 - District 2 Commercial Period 16 and Subsistence Schedule

09/04/2018

Districts Affected: Lower Yukon AreaDistrict 2 Commercial Fishing:Commercial fishing will be open for one period in District 2, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, August 30. This will be a 4-hour commercial fishing period with gillnets restricted to 6-inch or smaller mesh size. Commercial fishermen need to confirm their buyer prior to fishing. A reminder to fishermen that the Andreafsky River is closed to commercial fishing.

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2018 Yukon River Fall Salmon Fishery News Release # 47 - District 1 Commercial Period 15 and Subsistence Schedule

09/04/2018

Districts Affected: Lower Yukon AreaDistrict 1 Commercial Fishing:Commercial fishing will open for one period in the Set Net Only Area of District 1 on Wednesday, August 29 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This will be a 7-hour commercial fishing period for the Set Net Only Area with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets. The remainder of District 1 will be open to commercial fishing on Wednesday, August 29 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This will be a 5-hour commercial fishing period with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets.

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