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.
From the Fairbanks Daily News Miner, “For the Chitina permit, this year it is required that all harvest reporting be done online. In the past you could fill out your paper and mail it to the department. No longer. For those without internet access, they can call the Fairbanks F&G office and go through the process over the phone, but mailing physical reports in is no longer an option.