The Chitina Subdistrict will open for a 24-hr period on June 7. Please note the annual limits in this fishery have changed are now 25 fish for the head of household and 10 additional salmon for each dependent of the permit holder. Only one fish of the annual limit for a household may be a king salmon.
Secondly, there are no longer supplemental openers in this fishery.
PERSONAL USE FISHING
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Emergency Order No. 3-RS-01-15
Issued at: Glennallen, Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Effective Date: 12:01 a.m. Sunday, June 7, 2015
Expiration Date: 11:59 p.m. August 31, 2015, unless superseded by subsequent emergency order.
This emergency order opens the Chitina Subdistrict for a 24-hour period from 12:01 a.m. Sunday, June 7 until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 7. Tentative openings after this period are listed in the schedule below. Additional emergency orders will implement and likely change this schedule based on actual numbers of fish passing the Miles Lake Sonar. After August 31, the fishery will remain open, by regulation, through September 30.
Salmon may be taken in the Chitina Subdistrict during the following time periods as established by emergency order:
Sunday, June 7, 12:01 AM through Sunday, June 7, 11:59 PM
Monday, June 8, 12:01 AM through Sunday, June 14, 11:59 PM
Monday, June 15, 12:01 AM through Sunday, June 21, 11:59 PM
Monday, June 22, 12:01 AM through Sunday, June 28, 11:59 PM
Monday, June 29, 12:01 AM through Sunday, July 5, 11:59 PM
Tuesday, July 7, 12:00 PM through Sunday, July 12, 11:59 PM
Tuesday, July 14, 12:00 PM through Sunday, July 19, 11:59 PM
Thursday, July 23, 8:00 AM through Sunday, July 26, 11:59 PM
Tuesday, July 28, 12:00 PM through Sunday, August 2, 11:59 PM
Monday, August 3, 12:01 AM through Monday, August 31, 11:59 PM
Consistent with the COPPER RIVER PERSONAL USE DIP NET SALMON FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN, 5 AAC 77.591, the personal use dip net salmon fishery in the Chitina Subdistrict of the Upper Copper River District will be open from 12:01 a.m. Sunday, June 7 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 7.
by delegation to: Mark A. Somerville/ Area Management Biologist
The Copper River personal use fishery is managed under direction outlined in the Copper River Personal Use Dip Net Salmon Fishery Management Plan (5 AAC 77.591). The plan establishes the season from June 7 through September 30, and directs the department to establish weekly periods based on Miles Lake sonar counts. During May 18 – 24, there were 112,200 salmon counted past the Miles Lake sonar. The preseason projection for this period was 48,142 salmon, which results in a surplus of 64,058 salmon. Copper River sockeye salmon migratory timing and the previous five-year average harvest and participation rates indicate sufficient numbers of salmon available to maintain 24 hours of fishing time during the week of June 1 – June 7.
The distribution list for this emergency order is on file at the Region III Office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish, 1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701, (907) 459-7357 and the Glennallen Area Office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish, PO Box 47, Glennallen, AK 99588, (907) 822-3309.