Drift Fishing Open to the Mouth of the Holitna River Until Further Notice

2015 Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery News Release #15
Emergency Order #3-S-WR-23-15, 3-S-WR-24-15, 3-S-WR-25-15

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area.

  • Subsistence salmon fishing with gillnets will be allowed in the Kuskokwim River as specified from the Yukon Delta NWR boundary at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River to the Holitna River; with 6-inch or less mesh gillnets from 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015 until further notice.
  • The use of a live box or chute will not be required while operating a fish wheel from the Yukon Delta NWR boundary at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River to the Holitna River effective 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015.
  • The waters of the Kuskokwim River from the Yukon Delta NWR boundary at Aniak downstream to a line formed between two points lat 61° 35.076? N, long 159° 32.527? W and lat 61° 35.263? N, long 159° 32.088? W (Figure 1) will be closed to subsistence fishing with gillnets from 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015 until further notice.

See attached Emergency Order for additional details: 576606068 (1)

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