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Federal Subsistence Board Closes Stikine River Subsistence Chinook Salmon Fishery


The Federal Subsistence Board has closed the May 15-June 20, 2014 subsistence Chinook salmon fishery on the Stikine River and delegated authority to the Wrangell District Ranger to reopen the fishery if the in-season Chinook salmon terminal area abundance estimate allows a directed fishery.The 2014 pre-season return estimate for the Stikine River is 26,000 Chinook salmon. The U.S./Canada Pacific Salmon Treaty stipulates that a directed Chinook salmon subsistence fishery is not authorized if the pre-season run estimate is less than 28,100 Chinook salmon. As a result, the Board has closed the...

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