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Federal Subsistence Board Takes Action to Restrict Subsistence Gillnet Mesh Size in the Yukon River Drainage


The Federal Subsistence Board, at its April 13, 2010 meeting in Anchorage,
approved a regulation to restrict gillnets used in subsistence salmon
fisheries in Federal public waters of the Yukon River Drainage by Federally
qualified subsistence users to 7.5 inch maximum mesh size. This restriction
has been approved to help increase the number of large, more productive
Chinook salmon females on to the spawning grounds. The new regulation will
be effective during the 2011 fishing season, and parallels action taken
earlier this year by the Alaska Board of Fisheries.

Additional information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be
found at http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/home.html

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