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Forecast closes Stikine Chinook subsistence fishery


The Federal Subsistence Board announced Monday that the Stikine River Chinook salmon subsistence fishery has been closed.

Emergency Special Action Request FSA17-02 was approved, and delegation of authority given to the in-season manager to rescind the closure if an updated in-season abundance estimate is large enough to produce an allowable catch.

Scheduled to run from May 15 to June 20, the subsistence fishery fell afoul of a low pre-season abundance forecast of the terminal area. The 2017 forecast is at 18,300 large Chinook salmon, measuring greater than 30 inches of length. Under stipula...

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