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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


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Sport Fishing

Region 1-Southeast News Release

(Released: January 02, 2014)


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ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
Cora Campbell, Commissioner

DIVISION OF SPORT FISH
Charles O. Swanton, Director

Contact:
Bob Chadwick
SE Regional Management Coordinator
Phone: (907) 747-5551

January 02, 2014

SOUTHEAST ALASKA NON-PELAGIC ROCKFISH SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2014

Juneau – Today the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the non-pelagic rockfish bag, possession, and the retention rules for the sport fishery during 2014 in the Southeast Outside Waters and Southeast Inside Waters.  Nonresident angler annual limits of yelloweye rockfish have also been established for the 2014 season. The following regulations are effective 12:01 A.M. January 6, 2014: 

All Southeast Waters

  • All non-pelagic rockfish caught must be retained until the bag limit is reached. 
  • Persons sport fishing from a charter vessel when releasing non-pelagic rockfish, (i.e. after an angler reaches their bag limit), must be in possession of, and utilize a deep water release mechanism to return the fish to the depth it was hooked or to a depth of at least 100 feet.
  • Charter operators and crew members may not retain non-pelagic rockfish while clients are on board the vessel.

Southeast Outside Waters (see attached map)

  • Alaska Residents – No size limit, 2 daily, only 1 may be a yelloweye rockfish; 4 in possession, of which no more than 2 maybe yelloweye rockfish.
  • Nonresidents – No size limit, 2 daily, only 1 may be a yelloweye rockfish; 4 in possession, of which no more than 1 may be a yelloweye rockfish; annual limit of 1 yelloweye rockfish, which must be recorded, in ink, on the back of the angler’s sport fishing license or on a harvest record card at the time of harvest.

Southeast Inside Waters (see  attached map)

  • Alaska Residents – No size limit, 3 daily, only 1 may be a yelloweye rockfish; 6 in possession, of which no more than 2 maybe yelloweye rockfish.
  • Nonresidents – No size limit, 2 daily, only 1 may be a yelloweye rockfish; 4 in possession, of which no more than 2 may be yelloweye rockfish; annual limit of 2 yelloweye rockfish, which must be recorded, in ink, on the back of the angler’s sport fishing license or on a harvest record card at the time of harvest.


 

SOUTHEAST ALASKA NON-PELAGIC ROCKFISH SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2014