(Released: May 31, 2023)
CONTACT: Mark Somerville
Area Management Biologist
(Glennallen) - The Chitina Subdistrict personal use dip net salmon fishery will remain closed at least through Sunday, June 11. A total of 7,082 salmon have been counted past the Miles Lake sonar through May 28. The anticipated count for this period was 79,250 salmon. Salmon runs on the Copper River are nearly two weeks late as demonstrated by low sonar counts and lower-than-expected harvests in the Copper River District commercial drift gillnet fishery. Late run timing and insufficient sonar passage support delaying the opening the Chitina Subdistrict personal use dip net salmon fishery until sometime after Sunday, June 11.
The next fishery announcement will be issued Wednesday, June 7. Information regarding the fishery can be found at the ADF&G web site. This site provides information regarding the Upper Copper River fisheries including fishery summaries and maps, where to get permits, and links to the sonar numbers and fishing schedule emergency orders.
If you have any questions regarding the Chitina Subdistrict personal use dip net salmon fishery, please contact the ADF&G office in Glennallen at (907) 822-3309.