Emergency Order No. 3-RS-04-15
Issued at: Glennallen, Wednesday, June 17, 2015
12:01 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2015
Expiration Date: 11:59 p.m. August 31, 2015, unless superseded by subsequent emergency order.
This emergency order amends the schedule for the personal use dip net salmon fishery in the Chitina Subdistrict of the Upper Copper River for the period June 22 – June 28, 2015. The Chitina Subdistrict will be open from 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 22 until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 28.
Consistent with the COPPER RIVER PERSONAL USE DIP NET SALMON FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN, 5 AAC 77.591, the personal use dip net salmon fishery in the Chitina Subdistrict of the Upper Copper River District will be open from 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 22 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 28.
by delegation to: _______________________________
Mark A. Somerville
Area Management Biologist
The Copper River personal use fishery is managed under direction outlined in the Copper River Personal Use Dip Net Salmon Fishery Management Plan (5 AAC 77.591). The plan establishes the season from June 7 through September 30, and directs the department to establish weekly periods based on Miles Lake sonar counts. During June 8 – 14, there were 187,266 salmon counted past the Miles Lake sonar. The preseason projection for this period was 84,483 salmon, which results in a surplus of 102,783 salmon. Copper River sockeye salmon migratory timing and the previous five-year average harvest and participation rates indicate sufficient numbers of salmon available to maintain 168 hours of fishing time during the week of June 22 – June 28.
The distribution list for this emergency order is on file at the Region III Office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish, 1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701, (907) 459-7357 and the Glennallen Area Office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish, PO Box 47, Glennallen, AK 99588, (907) 822-3309.