Sport harvest of anadromous salmon in the Yukon River drainage, 1977-1991

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Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish , Anchorage, Alaska
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Estimates of the number and distribution of anadromous pacific salmon harvested by sport anglers in the Yukon River drainage are presented for the years 1977 through 1991. During this time period, the annual salmon sport harvest ranged from less than 1,000 fish to approximately 5,000 fish. Primary species harvested were chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, chum salmon Oncorhynchus keta, and coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch in near-equal proportions over the 15-year period. Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka and pink salmon Oncorhynchus gorbuscha were a negligible component of the sport harvest. The geographic distribution of harvests was heavily dominated by the Tanana River valley. Sport harvests of chinook salmon in the Salcha River were more numerous than those in the Chatanika and Chena rivers in most years, but in 1988 and 1989 the Salcha River sport harvest was relatively less than in previous years. Harvest estimates by species of salmon are provided for all sites in the Yukon River drainage for which anglers reported harvesting salmon in response to annual statewide harvest surveys from 1977 through 1991.

Other titlesFederal aid in sport fish restoration (Alaska)
Statementby William D. Arvey and Michael J. Mills.
SeriesFishery data series -- no. 93-3.
ContributionsMills, Michael J., Alaska. Division of Sport Fish.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 52 p. :
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Continuityand Change in Salmon Harvest Patterns, Yukon River Drainage, Alaska Weaksalmon runs and restricted fisheries have stressed the villages of the Yukon River drainage,illustrated by changes within five case communitiesalong the lower, middle, andupper river in Alaska.

Increased fishing costs from weak runs and decreased earnings. Chinook salmon, summer and fall chum salmon, and Coho salmon comprise the majority of salmon harvests in the Yukon River drainage.

While there are limited commercial salmon opportunities in the lower river, unlike many marine and coastal areas in which commercial harvests dominate the fisheries, subsistence salmon harvests within the Yukon drainage frequently surpass commercial, sport, and.

Genetic Stock Identification of Chinook Salmon Harvest on the Yukon River, (PDF kB) Prevalence of Ichthyophonus in Chinook Salmon Entering the Yukon River and at Tanana Stock Spawning Grounds, (PDF 9, kB) Assessment of Ichthyophonus in Chinook Salmon within the Yukon River Drainage, (PDF 2, kB) Length-Girth, Length.

Sport harvest of anadromous salmon in the Yukon River drainage, Fishery Data Series, No Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish, Anchorage. Alaska Department of Fish and Game P.O. Box W.

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8th Street Juneau, AK Office Locations. Within the Alaska portion of the Yukon River drainage three species of Pacific salmon (Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, coho salmon O. kisutch, and chum salmon. Today, salmon produced in the Columbia River system are harvested from California to Alaska by trolling gear and by nets set to harvest other species of salmon.

The effect of economic development in the Columbia Basin, hatchery production, and mixed stock, open access fisheries has been to reduce the total harvest and change the species and.

Sport harvest of anadromous salmon in the Yukon River drainage, Fishery Data Series, No Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish, Anchorage, Alaska. Auburn, M. E., and S. Ignell. Food habits of juvenile salmon in the Gulf of Alaska July-August North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Bulletin 2.

Optimum harvest rates for maximum sustained yield from nonhatchery stocks were obtained from literature: for coho salmon, for sockeye salmon, for spring and summer chinook salmon. harvest the salmon. From fishing to processing to eating, salmon bring family and community together.

When there are not enough salmon and not enough resources, the river acts like a great divider, breaking people apart like the ice has done to the buildings in Eagle. The Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association (YRDFA) knows all too well the. The Yukon is the third longest river in North America, with a vast drainage larger than the combined size of Texas and Oklahoma.

Much of the Yukon is. SUBSISTENCE HARVEST OF PACIFIC SALMON IN THE YUKON RIVER DRAINAGE, ALASKA, Robert J. Walker, Elizabeth F. Andrew& David B.

Andersen, and Neil Shishido Estimated Yukon River Subsistence Salmon Harvest in Pounds Round Weight of Chinook, Summer Chum, Fail Chum, and Coho Salmon Combined by Village and District, The Division of Sport Fish is closing the Yukon River drainage (excluding the Tanana River drainage) to sport fishing for king salmon, effective a.m.

Saturday, All king salmon caught incidentally while fishing for other species may not be removed from the water and must be. B9 Harvest from permits in Subdistrict 6-B and the Tolovana River drainage, Yukon Area, –.

89 B10 Harvest from permits in the upper Tanana River drainage and Koyukuk River, Yukon. Most Yukon River drainage Chinook salmon spend one to two years rearing in fresh water before their out-migration to the ocean.

On the other hand, emergent Yukon River chum fry migrate immediately to the mouth of the river spending little time in the freshwater system.

Young salmon migrating to. Anadromous least cisco were distributed in the Yukon River and its tributaries up to 1, km from the sea, whereas anadromous Bering cisco were present in the Yukon River main stem as far.

Concerned that a hobbled Yukon River king salmon run remains weak, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed Alaska's largest river to sport.

Yukon River drainage; and 2) provide preliminary estimates of the power of genetic data for use in various mixed-stock analyses (MSA) of Yukon River coho salmon. Methods Sample collection Fin clips were collected from 11 putative coho salmon populations within the Yukon River (Table 1, Figure 1).

Anadromous Dolly Varden can grow big in the north (the world record fish of 27 lb, 2 oz was caught on the Wulik River in ) and it is not uncommon to catch fish over 12 pounds in late-summer and fall.

Sport and subsistence harvest in the Yukon River drainage also occurs during winter months through the ice with hook and line gear. Always. fishing in Districts 1 and 2 continued through remainder of the the season. Fall chum salmon continued to enter Yukon River over four additional pulses through September 7(Figure 2), and projections indicated a surplus of fall chum salmon for commercial harvest.

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Attempts were made to align commercial openings with pulses as they entered the river. Yukon Fisheries News Fall Yukon Fisheries Newsi is published by the Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association. Funding is provided by the USFWS, pursuant to grant #G, to support dissemination of information regarding the Yukon River Salmon Agreement and the management of Yukon River salmon.

Board of Directors. and terrestrial ecosytem. As well as a significant food source for other fish and wildlife, the life cycle of various anadromous salmon stocks facilitates the transport of key marine-derived nutrients like carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus to Olympic National Park's forests, lakes, rivers and streams.

Chinook salmon. Thus, the Yukon River Chinook salmon run would likely be poor to below average. It was therefore prudent to enter the 20season with the 11 outlookthat conservation measures would be required during the subsistence fisheries in an effort to share the available subsistence harvest and meet escapement goals.

The Yukon River has the longest freshwater migration route of any salmon, over 3, km (1, mi) from its mouth in the Bering Sea to spawning grounds upstream of Whitehorse, Yukon.

Since Chinook rely on fat reserves for energy upon entering fresh water, commercial fish caught here are highly prized for their unusually high levels of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. 2 Yukon Fisheries News spring Yukon Fisheries News is published by The Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association Christensen Drive, Suite 3-B Anchorage, AK Phone: () / Fax: () The Yukon River Basin is a defining geographic, ecological, and cultural feature of northwest North America, covering the much of Canada’s Yukon Territory and an enormous band of land across the middle of Alaska before it reaches the Bering Sea ().The Yukon’s drainage encompasses overkm 2, and includes dozens of tributaries and distributaries, including the Porcupine, Tanana.

FAIRBANKS — With the prospect that this year’s Yukon River king salmon run will be even worse than last year’s dismal return, which was the worst on record in more than 30 years, some. Yukon River Chum Salmon.

Introduction. The Yukon River flows more than miles through Canada and Alaska. Chum salmon spawn throughout the drainage in both countries, and are known in general to exhibit fidelity to natal spawning grounds. There are two runs of chum salmon: summer and fall.

Summer chum salmon, which enter the river between. The Tanana River drainage king salmon sport fisheries are managed under the provisions set forth in 5 AAC Chena and Salcha River King Salmon Sport Harvest Management Plan using inseason estimated run abundance and escapement information from the Tanana River and its major king salmon spawning tributaries, the Chena and Salcha Rivers.

As in the Yukon River, other important vertebrates include bald eagles and brown bears, which can both be important in their role as part of the food web that includes the near or already dead anadromous salmon after their spawning runs (Kline et al.

The Tanana has very occasionally hosted beluga whales that have migrated up the Yukon. Districts Affected: Yukon AreaThe fall chum salmon inseason total run size projection is currently 1, fish based on late run timing. The estimated fall chum salmon run size as of September 3 (based on passage at the mainstem sonar near Pilot Station plus the harvest downstream of the sonar) is 1, fish, which is above the historical median offish for .The sport fishery for Chinook salmon will begin the season closed (effective May 1) throughout the U.S.

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portion of the Yukon River drainage, excluding the Tanana River drainage. Chinook salmon may not be retained or possessed. Management actions for the Tanana River drainage will .knowledge and contemporary subsistence harvest of non-salmon fish in the Koyukuk River drainage, Alaska.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence, Technical Paper NumberFairbanks, Alaska, USA. Anderson, C.G. Arctic fox. Alopex lagopus. Pages in D.E. Wilson and S. Ruff, editors.