Fish regulations change
Subsistence Board changes susbistence regulation
Changes were made to federal subsistence fishing regulations in the Yukon Northern Area by the Federal Subsistence Board at its January meeting.
The board’s actions included removing the permit requirement for the chinook salmon in the drift gillnet fishery within the Yukon River subdistricts 4B and 4C, and restricting customary trade of Yukon River chinook salmon to transactions between those who have a positive customary and traditional use determination under federal regulations for Yukon River Chinook salmon in the Yukon River drainage. The board took no action on six other proposals dealing with customary trade in the Yukon-Northern Area to allow time for the effects of the initial restrictions to be evaluated.
The new regulations take effect April 1 and will be published in the 2013-15 federal subsistence fishing regulations book, which will be available statewide in late March. The regulations also will be posted on the Federal Subsistence Management Program website, alaska.fws.gov/asm/home.html. Information on the program is at this site.