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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Emergency Orders and News Releases
Sport Fishing

Region 2-Southcentral News Release

(Released: June 11, 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 11, 2014

BUSKIN RIVER DRAINAGE SOCKEYE SALMON BAG AND POSSESSION LIMIT INCREASED

The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon 20 inches or greater in the Buskin River drainage has been increased to 5 fish per day; 5 in possession. The limit for sockeye salmon less than 20 inches remains at 10 per day, 10 in possession. This emergency order will be in effect beginning 12:01 a.m., Thursday, June 12.

The escapement goal for sockeye salmon in the Buskin River drainage is 5,000 to 8,000 fish. As of June 9, the weir count was 4,260 sockeye salmon. Based on historical run timing, the department expects the final weir count to exceed the escapement goal for this stock. To provide additional sport fish harvest opportunity, the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon 20 inches or greater in length in the Buskin River drainage is increased to 5 fish.

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