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Sitka Management Area
Northern Mixed stocks of king salmon inhabiting the outer coast near Sitka support the largest recreational marine fishery for this species in Alaska. This popular fishery is highlighted during the Sitka Salmon Derby over Memorial Day weekend and the following weekend. Hatchery contributions account for nearly half of the harvest, of which Alaska hatcheries contribute about 16%. In 1998, king salmon harvested near Sitka comprised about one half of all the kings harvested in Southeast Alaska's marine sport fisheries.
The following links lead to regulation summaries of Alaska sport and personal use fishing regulations published by the Division of Sport Fish as a service to anglers. They are not intended to be a complete digest of all fishing regulations.
Regulations may be changed by the Alaska Board of Fisheries during its regular meetings, by emergency regulation, or by emergency order at any time. Any changes to the regulations are made available through the emergency order link below.