Commercial fishing for summer chum salmon continues on the Yukon River with commercial openings for dip nets and beach seines in both Districts 1 and 2. The gear is designed to let as many kings swim by as possible. There is also restricted subsistence fishing this summer.
In District 1 there are five 12-hour openings scheduled this week: Monday, June 25; Tuesday, June 26; Wednesday, June 27; Thursday, June 28; and Saturday, June 30. They each begin at noon and run until midnight.
There is an 18-hour subsistence gillnet fishery scheduled for District 1 on Friday, June 29 at 2 p.m. It closes at 8 a.m. on June 30.
In District 2 there are six 12-hour commercial chum openings scheduled. One on Tuesday, June 26 followed by others on Wednesday, June 27; Thursday, June 28; Friday, June 29; Saturday, June 30; and Sunday, July 1. Each commercial chum opening begins at noon and closes at midnight.
There are two 18-hour subsistence gillnet fishing openings scheduled for District 2. One begins on Monday, June 25 at 2 p.m. and closes Tuesday, June 26 at 8 p.m. The second is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. next Monday, July 1 and close July 2 at 8 p.m.
Kings caught in the commercial chum fisheries must be released live and recorded on fish tickets.