Headwaters Open to Subsistence Fishing Until Further Notice

2015 Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery News Release #12 revised
Emergency Order #3-S-WR-16-15

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. It includes a revision regarding the use of live boxes or chutes with fish wheel operation that was previously distributed in 2015 Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery News Release #12.

Subsistence salmon fishing with gillnets will be allowed in the Kuskokwim River as specified:

  • From the Holitna River to the Headwaters of the Kuskokwim River (excluding the Holitna and Swift rivers), subsistence fishing will be allowed with 6-inch or less mesh gillnets, 45 meshes deep, and not to exceed 50 fathoms in length, from 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 until further notice.
  • The use of dip nets for subsistence salmon fishing will be discontinued in the Kuskokwim River Drainage, from the Holitna River to the Headwaters of the Kuskokwim River, effective 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015.
  • The use of a live box or chute will not be required while operating a fish wheel from the Holitna River to the Headwaters of the Kuskokwim River effective 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

See attached Emergency Order for more detail: 568290204 (2) (1)

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