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Bering Cisco (Coregonus laurettae)

The Bering cisco is known to be an important subsistence fish species for coastal and lower river communities located within drainages of the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers. A commercial fishery in the lower Yukon River estuary targeting Bering cisco has been ongoing since 2005. The fishery occurs annually between September and December and harvest cap allows for a combined harvest total of 20,000 pounds for all species of whitefish.