Federal Subsistence Board News Release (4-19-19)

The Federal Subsistence Board approves changes to subsistence fishing regulations. The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) met April 15-18, 2019 in Anchorage to consider 18 proposed changes to the Federal subsistence fisheries regulations, one nonrural proposal threshold assessment, a request for reconsideration (RFR) of a past wildlife proposal, and two fisheries temporary special action requests. The Board heard status updates on RFR15-01 (Kenai River Community Gillnet) and RFR18-01 (Unit 2 Deer), updates on the Partners Program for Fisheries Monitoring, the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program internships, and the Eastern Interior Alaska Hunter Education Pilot Program. The Board also conducted Tribal and Alaska Native Corporation consultations.

Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region:

  • Allow Federally qualified subsistence users to harvest Chinook Salmon without clipping the tails during
    times when commercial sale of Chinook Salmon is not allowed
  • Make dip nets legal gear for harvest of salmon in the Yukon River, and authorize the Federal inseason
    manager to require the live release of Chinook, Chum, or Coho Salmon during times of low salmon
    abundance, rather than only Chinook Salmon
  • Allow use of six-inch or less mesh size gillnets prior to June 1 in the Kuskokwim River
  • Specify that non-salmon spawning tributaries of the Kuskokwim River not expressly closed by special action
    remain open to the use of gillnets 100 yards upstream of confluence during times of closure to salmon fishing

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