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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Emergency Orders and News Releases
Sport Fishing

Region 2-Southcentral News Release

(Released: July 16, 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

July 16, 2014

PASAGSHAK RIVER DRAINAGE CLOSED TO SPORT FISHING FOR SOCKEYE SALMON

Effective 12:01a.m., Friday, July 18, the Pasagshak River drainage is closed to sport fishing for sockeye salmon.
The escapement goal for sockeye salmon into the Pasagshak River drainage is 3,000 fish. As of July 14, the weir count was 410 sockeye salmon. Based on historical run timing, the department is not projecting to meet the goal. Therefore, sport fishing for sockeye salmon in the Pasagshak River drainage is closed until further notice. Harvest opportunity may be allowed by subsequent emergency order if continued inseason assessment of Pasagshak River sockeye salmon indicates the escapement goal will be achieved.

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