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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Emergency Orders and News Releases
Sport Fishing

Region 2-Southcentral News Release

(Released: August 06, 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

August 06, 2014

NUSHAGAK-MULCHATNA DRAINAGE COHO SPORT FISHING BAG AND POSSESSION LIMIT INCREASED

The sport fishing bag and possession limit for coho salmon in all waters of the Nushagak-Mulchatna River drainage, excluding the Wood River drainage, is being increased to ten fish per day; ten in possession. This emergency order will be in effect 12:01 a.m., Thursday, August 7, 2014. The limits for pink, sockeye, and chum salmon in combination remains at five per day, five in possession, and are in addition to the limits for coho salmon.

The escapement of coho salmon in the Nushagak River has exceeded the escapement goal of 60,000-120,000 fish. Through August 5, over 286,000 coho salmon are estimated to have passed the Portage Creek sonar.

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).