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Subsistence Board acts on Southeast fisheries proposals


At its Jan. 21-23 meeting in Anchorage, the Federal Subsistence Board opted to take action on proposed changes to federal subsistence fishing regulations. Statewide, a definition of hooks was added to allow those with or without barbs. For Southeast, the board opted to close federal waters to non-federally qualified users in the Makhnati Island area to the harvest of herring and herring spawn. It also will require that nets be checked twice a day on the Stikine River and eliminated the subsistence sockeye salmon annual guideline harvest level on the river, pending consideration by the Trans...

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