Amended & Updated Chitina Subdistrict Subsistence Fishing Schedule: Dated July 23, 2015

Copper River (Photo, Neil Hannan)

Amendment of Chitina Subdistrict Federal Subsistence Fishing Schedule Announced

Copper Center, AK - The pre-season fishing schedule for Federally qualified subsistence users in the Chitina Subdistrict of the upper Copper River was amended today by the Federal Subsistence Board.  This pre-season schedule is identical to the State pre-season schedule and is subject to change based on numbers of salmon entering the Copper River.

Amendment of the 2015 Federal Subsistence Salmon Fishery Schedule for the Chitina Subdistrict of the Upper Copper River District.

Period Hours
Monday, July 27, 12:01 a.m.        through Sunday, August 2, 11:59 p.m.
Monday, August 3, 12:01 p.m.       through Sunday, August 9, 11:59 p.m.
Monday, August 10, 12:01 a.m.     continuous as provided by regulation

This fishery is open, during the periods listed above, to Federally qualified subsistence users having customary and traditional use of salmon in this Subdistrict. 

A Federal permit is required to participate in the fishery under Federal regulations.  This permit may be obtained without charge from the National Park Service offices in Copper Center, Slana, Chitina, or Kennecott.  It is also available at the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge in Tok.

The National Park Service office in Copper Center provides a recorded message phone with the most current fishing schedule.  The recorded message is available 24-hours daily. The phone number is (907) 822-7256.  Subsistence users are encouraged to call this number prior to fishing to determine if amendments have been made to previously announced fishing schedules.

For additional information, please contact Molly McCormick, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Copper Center.  Phone (907-822-5234) Email:

For more information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program:

Under the Authority of:
36 CFR Part 242.10 and .19
50 CFR Part 100.10 and .19

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