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Subsistence Fishing Opportunities In Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge

May 29, 2019

Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge
Credit Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge

These restrictions apply to users fishing from Yukon Delta boundary at Kuskokwim River mouth to ADF&G regulatory marker ½ mile above Tuluksak River:

  • May 28 – June 1, 2019: 6 inch or less gillnets for federally qualified users.
    • When using 6 inch or smaller mesh, gillnet depth may not be more than 45 meshes deep. Also, net length may not exceed 50 fathoms (300 feet). 
  • June 1 – June 11, 2019: Harvest of Chinook Salmon allowable with Dip Nets, Beach Seines, Fish Wheels & Rod and Reel in mainstem Kuskokwim River.
    • **Gillnets in mainstem not allowed until announced**
    • **Gillnets and all other methods in salmon spawning tributaries not allowed for Chinook Salmon**
    • **Gillnets in non-salmon spawning tributaries allowed above 100 yards**

These restrictions apply to users fishing at ADF&G regulatory marker ½ mile above Tuluksak River to Yukon Delta National Wildlife boundary above Aniak:

  • May 28 - June 1, 2019: No restrictions.
    • When using 6 inch or smaller mesh, gillnet depth may not be more than 45 meshes deep. If using greater than 6 inch gillnets, depth may not exceed 35 meshes deep.
  • June 1 –June 11, 2019: Harvest of Chinook Salmon allowable with Dip Nets, Beach Seines, Fish Wheels & Rod and Reel in mainstem Kuskokwim River.
    • **Gillnets in mainstem not allowed until announced**
    • **Gillnets and all other methods in salmon spawning tributaries not allowed for Chinook Salmon**
    • **Gillnets in non-salmon spawning tributaries allowed above 100 yards**