Area Management Biologist
June 26, 2014
The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon in the Dog Salmon River drainage will be increased to 10 fish per day; 10 in possession. This emergency order will be in effect beginning 12:01 a.m., Friday, June 27.
The escapement goal for sockeye salmon into the Dog Salmon River drainage is 75,000 to 170,000 fish. As of June 25, the weir count was 79,500 sockeye salmon. Based on historical run timing, 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 increasing the harvest limits to provide additional opportunity to harvest fish surplus to the escapement goal.
For more information contact the Division of Sport Fish office in Kodiak at (907) 486-1880.