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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Emergency Orders and News Releases
Sport Fishing

Region 2-Southcentral News Release

(Released: July 03, 2014)


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ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
Cora Campbell, Commissioner

DIVISION OF SPORT FISH
Charles O. Swanton, Director

Contact:
Jason Dye
Area Management Biologist
Phone: 907-842-2427

July 03, 2014

WOOD RIVER DRAINAGE SOCKEYE SALMON SPORT FISHING BAG AND POSSESSION LIMIT INCREASED

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is increasing the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon from five per day, five in possession to ten per day, ten in possession in all waters of the Wood River drainage effective 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 4, 2014. The limit for other salmon, except king and sockeye salmon, remains at five per day, five in possession. These limits are in combination with the more liberal limits for sockeye salmon.

The escapement of sockeye salmon on the Wood River has exceeded the escapement goal of 700 thousand to 1.5 million fish. Through July 2, over 1.9 million sockeye salmon have been counted at the Wood River tower. Therefore, it is warranted to increase the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon in the Wood River sport fishery and thereby provide opportunity to harvest fish surplus to the escapement goal.

For more information call the area office in Dillingham at (907) 842-2427 or the Dillingham Sport Fish regulation recorder 907-842-REGS (842-7347).