FAIRBANKS - State Fish and Game Department officials say the first pulse of king salmon heading up the Yukon River is expected any time.
Subsistence fishing has been closed for District Y-1 until further notice because of special restrictions placed on this year's salmon harvest.
Subsistence fishing in districts Y-2 and Y-3 will be closed as the first pulse of salmon heads upstream.
A below-average to poor harvest is expected this year, and officials say the limits on subsistence fishing are needed to ensure enough fish reach Canada to meet treaty agreements.
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