Chitina Fishing Closed until September

Due to a weak run of red/sockeye salmon, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed the Copper River Personal Use Dipnet Fishery for the month of August. It will reopen the fishery on September 1 for coho/silver salmon. See the attached PDF file of the ADF&G email announcing the closure.

As a reminder, registered permit holders MUST submit their catch report online this year. You still need to submit your report if you didn't go fishing. In a change from previous years, ADF&G will not issue permits next year to people who don't submit their reports by the October 15, 2020, deadline. Mail-in and walk-in reports will no longer be accepted. If you're unable to submit your report online, contact an ADF&G office for guidance.