The Federal Subsistence Board has given Delegated Authority to the Federal Inseason Fishery manager to manage subsistence fishing for salmon in all Federal Public waters of the Yukon Area.

The Federal manager and a team of assessment and management biologists work together with State of Alaska managers, Office of Subsistence Management staff, Regional Advisory Councils, USFWS Refuge managers, Tribal Governments and other stakeholder groups to manage salmon.

The Alaska National Interest Land Conservation Act, Pacific Salmon Treaty, Court Orders, State and Federal regulations, Yukon Salmon Act, and the Yukon Salmon Agreement with Canada are primary drivers of USFWS salmon conservation and management activities in Alaska. To find Fisheries special actions visit here: Fisheries Special Actions | U.S. Department of the Interior 

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Juvenile Northern Pike in aquarium at Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery, South Dakota
The Fish and Aquatic Conservation program leads aquatic conservation efforts for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are committed to tackling the nation’s highest priority aquatic conservation and recreational challenges to conserve, restore, and enhance fisheries for future generations.


Mountains and rivers from aerial view
Based in Fairbanks, and in collaboration with our Utqiaġvik (Barrow) Satellite Office, we work with others to deliver conservation over approximately 338-million acres of Alaska. Our responsibilities generally range from the Yukon River Delta region in southwest Alaska, eastward to the Canadian...