Website Feedback Button
Fish and Game Home

Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Prince William Sound Area
Overview

Prince William Sound is home to the world famous Copper River Salmon Fishery. Every summer Chinook and sockeye salmon from the waters of Prince William Sound are harvested by commercial fishers and flown directly south where they receive a red carpet welcome in Seattle. Prior to the opening of the commercial fishery though, residents of Prince William Sound harvest the salmon they require for subsistence. Rural communities in Prince William Sound include Chenega Bay, Cordova, Tatitlek, and Whittier. Valdez is also located within Prince William Sound; however, with a larger population and road access it has been deemed a nonsubsistence use area. There are other fish besides salmon that are plentiful within Prince William Sound including halibut, rockfish, and herring. Shellfish such as king and Tanner crab, as well as shrimp, are also harvested. See fishing information.

Please take a moment to help us improve your experience at the ADF&G website.
How did you arrive at our website?
Why did you visit our website today?
Did you find what you were looking for?
How easy or hard was it to find?
Very Easy Very Hard
Please provide any other comments or suggestions about your experience on the ADF&G website.

Having Trouble with this form?