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Least Cisco (Coregonus sardinella)

Subsistence fishers do not typically target least cisco; they are generally retained as by-catch in other whitefish fisheries. The Commercial Fisheries Division of ADF&G manages these fisheries in Alaska. Subsistence surveys are conducted by both Commercial Fisheries and Subsistence divisions. There is a directed fishery for least cisco and humpback whitefish in the Chatanika River which occurs from late September through late October. As the fishery is managed by emergency order, an ADF&G permit is required, allowable gear is limited to spears only. Annual household limit is 10 whitefish (any species), with no size limits.