Fisheries & Ecological Services - Kenai Fish & Wildlife Field Office
Kenai Fish & Wildlife Field Office
Alaska Region



Federal Subsistence

Salmon passing through Tuluksak Weir.  USFWS/The Federal Subsistence Management Program in Alaska is a multi-agency effort that provides the opportunity for a subsistence way of life by rural Alaskans on federal lands and waters while maintaining healthy populations of fish and wildlife. 

The Kenai Fish and Wildlife Field Office participates in this effort by conducting fisheries research and monitoring projects in the Kuskokwim and Cook Inlet Regions that provide information needed for subsistence fisheries management and to ensure that regulatory decisions are based on sound science.  Research and monitoring efforts in the Kuskokwim Region are supported by staff in Kenai and a fishery biologist stationed in Bethel who coordinates these projects with villages and tribal entities. 

Responsibilities in the Cook Inlet Region include in-season management of federal subsistence fisheries on federal lands.

More information concerning the Federal Subsistence Management Program in Alaska


Last reviewed: April 25, 2014