Stikine closed to subsistence king fishing again this year

 


The Stikine River is closed to subsistence fishing for king salmon May 15 through June 20 to help preserve weak returns of the highly prized fish. It’s the eighth year in a row for the federal closure.

“The preseason forecast for the Stikine River is 12,900 large chinook salmon (greater than 28 inches in total length), which is below the escapement (spawning) goal range of 14,000 to 28,000,” the U.S. Forest Service reported in its closure announcement May 8.

The closure was ordered under the authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board.

In addition to federal efforts to protect Stikine...



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