Protecting the King Salmon on the Kuskokwim with Fishing Restrictions
May 23, 2014
|Area divisions on the Kuskokwim River. All sections are accurate except for Section 3, which has been modified by bright red line (located at refuge boundary - at the confluence of the Kuskokwim and Aniak rivers)|
There has been a lot of information given out from various sources and in various formats regarding subsistence fishing restrictions on the Kuskokwim. A lot of confusion remains. Here it is in simple terms: The river has been divided into sections (see map above for definition of those areas). Restrictions are being implemented on a rolling closure basis - meaning they start lower in the river and move up river as time goes on with the intention being to move up river along with the king salmon run, providing them with as much protection as possible..
So here are the areas of the river, the expected date of closure and what gear restrictions will be in place ( Purple text is federally managed water, Green text is state managed water)