(Released: October 04, 2018)

Division of Sport Fish
Tom Brookover, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Sam Cotten, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Contact: Laura Gutierrez, Fishery Biologist
(907) 459-7225

ADF&G Reminds Dipnetters to Report Their 2018 Chitina Personal Use Salmon Harvest

(Fairbanks) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) would like to remind anglers the Chitina Personal Use Dip Net Fishery closed on September 30, 2018. All Chitina Personal Use Dip Net permits must be returned no later than October 15, 2018. These are the permits for dipnetting in the Copper River downstream of the Chitina-McCarthy Bridge, near the community of Chitina.

Reporting is mandatory whether an angler used the permit or not. The prompt return of all permits is necessary to manage this popular fishery. Maintaining a personal use fishing opportunity at Chitina largely relies on your compliance with requirements, and ADF&G appreciates your cooperation. Online harvest reporting is preferred. However, anglers may also mail permits to the ADF&G address printed on the permit, and included below, with appropriate postage. Please review the harvest information on the permit to make sure it is legible and correct.

If no one in your household went dipnetting, please check the “Did Not Fish” box. On dates when you went dipnetting, but harvested no fish, include the date and write a zero under the salmon species columns on the permit. Anglers may also drop off the permits to local ADF&G offices during regular business hours.

Mail dipnetting harvest cards to:

Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Personal Use Salmon Permits
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518-1599

For additional information, please contact Fairbanks Fishery Biologist Laura Gutierrez at (907) 459-7225.