Area Management Biologist
June 04, 2014
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.