Federal Subsistence Board News

2018 Yukon River Fall Salmon Fishery News Release # 46 - District 2 Commercial Period 15 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 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 29. 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 45 - Fall Update # 6, Yukon Area Salmon Fishery

08/28/2018

Districts Affected: Yukon AreaThe 2018 fall chum salmon inseason total run size projection is currently above 900,000 fish. The estimated fall chum salmon run size as of August 26 (based on passage at the mainstem sonar near Pilot Station plus the harvest downstream of the sonar) is 850,000 fish, which is above the historical median of 681,000 fish for that date. The average three-quarter point of the fall chum salmon run is August 20 at Pilot Station.

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Federal Subsistence Fisheries for Kenai River Sockeye Salmon Reopened

08/27/2018

The Federal In-season Manager for the Cook Inlet Area is rescinding Emergency Special Action Number 10-RS-02-18, effective 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, August 28. This Emergency Special Action voids the previous Emergency Special Action issued on August 7, 2018 and opens Federal public waters in the Kenai River drainage downstream from the outlet of Skilak Lake to subsistence fishing for Sockeye Salmon.

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2018 Yukon River Fall Salmon Fishery News Release # 44 - District 1 Commercial Period 14 and Subsistence Schedule

08/27/2018

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 Monday, August 27 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 Monday, August 27 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 # 43 - District 2 Commercial Period 14 and Subsistence Schedule

08/27/2018

Districts Affected: Lower Yukon AreaDistrict 2 Commercial Fishing:Commercial fishing will be open for one period in District 2, from 12 noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, August 26. 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 # 42 - District 1 Commercial Period 13 and Subsistence Schedule

08/27/2018

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 24 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 24 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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Federally managed lands within a portion of Noatak National Preserve and BLM Lands within the Squirrel River drainage are closed to caribou hunting by Non-Federally qualified users

08/22/2018

WESTERN ARCTIC, Alaska – Due to administrative delays in the Federal Rule Making Process, the Federal Subsistence Board (Board) has approved temporary delegated authority to the Superintendent of Noatak National Preserve and the Federal land manager for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to issue special actions enacting changes to Federal Subsistence Regulations adopted by the Board at its April 2018 regulatory meeting. This delegation of authority is established pursuant to 36 CFR 242.10(d)(6) and 50 CFR 100.10(d)(6).

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2018 Yukon River Fall Salmon Fishery News Release # 41 - District 2 Commercial Period 13 Extended

08/21/2018

Districts Affected: Lower Yukon AreaDistrict 2 Commercial Fishing:The previously announced commercial fishing period in District 2, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 21 is being extended by 2 hours and will now end at 8 p.m. Commercial fishermen must confirm and contact their buyer before they fish. 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 40 - Fall Update # 5, Yukon Area Salmon Fishery

08/21/2018

Districts Affected: Yukon AreaThe 2018 fall chum salmon inseason total run size projection is 800,000 to 900,000 fish which is tracking within the preseason projection range. The estimated fall chum salmon run size as of August 19 (based on passage at the mainstem sonar near Pilot Station plus the harvest downstream of the sonar) is 643,000 fish, which is above the historical median of 566,000 fish for this date. The average mid-point of the fall chum salmon run is August 12 at Pilot Station.

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