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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Emergency Orders and News Releases
Sport Fishing

Region 2-Southcentral News Release

(Released: June 04, 2014)


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ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
Cora Campbell, Commissioner

DIVISION OF SPORT FISH
Charles O. Swanton, Director

Contact:
Donn Tracy
Area Management Biologist
Phone: 907-486-1880

June 04, 2014

AFOGNAK RIVER DRAINAGE SOCKEYE SALMON BAG AND POSSESSION LIMIT INCREASED

The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon in the Afognak River drainage is being increased to 10 fish per day; 10 in possession. This emergency order will be in effect beginning 12:01 a.m., Friday, June 6.

The escapement goal for sockeye salmon into the Afognak River drainage is 20,000 to 50,000 fish. As of June 2, the weir count was 7,818 sockeye salmon. Based on historical run timing and weir counts to date, the department expects the final weir count to exceed the escapement goal for this stock. Due to the projected number of returning sockeye, the department is able to allow anglers the additional opportunity to harvest fish.

For more information contact the Division of Sport Fish office in Kodiak at (907) 486-1880.