Drift Fishing Opener Monday and Wednesday for the Kuskokwim River

2015 Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery News Release #14
Emergency Order #3-S-WR-20-15, 3-S-WR-21-15, 3-S-WR-22-15

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 Johnson River to the Yukon Delta NWR boundary at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River; with 6-inch or less mesh gillnets, 45 meshes deep, and not to exceed 50 fathoms in length from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13 and Wednesday, July 15, 2015.
  • From the Johnson River to Tuluksak; with 6-inch or less mesh gillnets, 45 meshes deep, and not to exceed 50 fathoms in length from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 13 and from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday July 15, 2015.
  • From Tuluksak to the Holitna River; with 6-inch or less mesh gillnets, 45 meshes deep, and not to exceed 50 fathoms in length, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13 and 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 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13 and Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

See attached Emergency order for additional details: 573496960

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