Kuskokwim commercial fishing openings

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. The Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group were informed of these management actions.

Commercial fishing will open in Subdistrict 1-A for five 8-hour periods with 6-inch or less mesh gillnets that may not exceed 50 fathoms in length and not more than 45 meshes deep:

•11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 22

•11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 24

•11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 26

•11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 29

•11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 31

Subdistrict 1-A: This area is defined as that portion of District 1 upstream of regulatory markers located at Bethel to ADF&G regulatory markers at the mouth of Bogus Creek.

There are no commercial salmon processors in the Kuskokwim Management Area at this time. This opportunity is being provided for those individuals registered with the department as catcher/sellers.

Further announcements will be made from the Bethel Fish and Game office, on the State of Alaska web site (http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=cfnews.main), and local radio stations. News releases will be faxed to area villages and local fish processing companies.

For additional information or questions regarding Kuskokwim Area fisheries, contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office in the Bethel at 543-2433 or toll free at 1-855-933-2433.

This news release for Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery Announcement #8

Emergency Order #3-S-WR-7-19 was issued on July 19, 2019.