Salmon Enhancement Areas
Commercial Fisheries

In 1976, AS 16.10.375 passed, giving the Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner authority to designate regions of the state for the purpose of salmon production and have developed and amended as necessary a comprehensive salmon plan for each region, including provisions for both public and private nonprofit hatchery systems. Currently, six of these regions have active private non-profit aquaculture corporations providing salmon enhancement services. Salmon harvested within these regions are subject to a salmon enhancement tax that is deposited in the general fund. The legislature may make appropriations based on this revenue to the Department of Community and Economic Development for the purpose of providing financing for qualified regional associations.

You can go to enlarged, more detailed maps of each specific enhancement area by clicking on the following map or taking the one of the following text links to the following enhancement area maps:
Chignik | Cook Inlet | Kodiak | Prince William Sound | Northern Southeast | Southern Southeast

map of salmon enhancement areas in Alaska link to Chignik Enhancement Area page and map link to Cook Inlet Salmon Enhancement page and map link to Kodiak salmon enhancement page and map link to Prince William Sound Enhancement page and map link to Northern Southeast Alaska enhancement page and map link to Southern Southeast Alaska enhancement page and map

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