By Kortnie Horazdovsky
Channel 2 News
3:11 PM AKDT, July 6, 2011
The Chitina personal use dip net salmon fishery in the Copper River will continue with its seventh opening next Monday, July 11 at 5 p.m., after a brief closure from the night before.
An emergency order from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says the previous opening, from July 4 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 10, is unchanged.
The seventh opening will be from 5 p.m. July 11, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 17.
Fish and Game says there will be no supplemental harvest during the seventh opening. The Department reminds fishermen that the seasonal bag limit is a total of 15 salmon for a household of one, and 30 salmon for a household of two or more, and that steelhead and king salmon may not be retained.
The remaining federal subsistence salmon fishery schedule for the Chitina Subdistrict of the upper Copper River District is:
Monday, July 11, 5:00 p.m. through Sunday, July 17, 11:59 p.m.
Thursday, July 21, 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, July 24, 11:59 p.m.
Monday, July 25, 6:00 a.m., continuous as provided by regulation
Click here for more information on Alaska fishing regulations.
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