Sunday, June 24, 2018 federally qualified users are able to fish using gillnets in
Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River main-stem within the Yukon Delta National
Wildlife Refuge boundary from 10:00AM until 10:00 PM following the below guidelines when using gillnets: 

• 6-inch or less mesh;
• May not exceed 45 meshes in depth;
• May not exceed 25 fathoms (150 feet) in length above the Johnson River to the boundary of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge at Aniak;
• May not exceed 50 fathoms (300 feet) in length below the Johnson River to the mouth of the Kuskokwim River.

Salmon tributaries of the Kuskokwim within the boundaries of the Refuge, including the Eek, Kwethluk, Kasigluk, Kisaralik, Tuluksak, and Aniak rivers will remain closed to fishing for Chinook Salmon, as will the Old Kuskokuak where the Kisaralik and Kasigluk drain and the Kuskokuak between the lower confluence with the Kuskokwim River and the confluence with the Kwethluk River. This is to protect Chinook bound for the Kwethluk, Kasigluk and Kisaralik Rivers. In addition, the area referred to as the “Aniak Box”, from the Refuge boundary an Aniak to the downstream end of the Aniak runway will be closed to fishing for Chinook Salmon to protect fish bound for the Aniak River.

For more information see the links below: 

3-KS-06-22 News Release

3-KS-06-22 Final

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