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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Emergency Orders and News Releases
Sport Fishing

Region 2-Southcentral News Release

(Released: August 07, 2014)


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ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
Cora Campbell, Commissioner

DIVISION OF SPORT FISH
Charles O. Swanton, Director

Contact:
Sam Ivey
Area Management Biologist
Phone: 907-746-6300

August 07, 2014

SOCKEYE SALMON RETENTION PROHIBITED IN THE LARSON CREEK DRAINAGE EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 9, the retention of sockeye salmon in the Larson Creek drainage and within a one-quarter mile radius of its confluence with the Talkeetna River is prohibited. Sockeye salmon may not be retained or possessed and must be released immediately if caught. Sport fishing and harvest of other salmon is not affected by this emergency order.

The sustainable escapement goal for sockeye salmon in Larson Creek is 15,000—50,000 fish based on a weir count. By August 6, approximately 76 percent of the run has historically passed upstream of the weir. The weir count through August 6 was 9,000 fish and the final run is projected to be 11,800. Based on historical run timing and current weir counts, the projected escapement is less than the escapement goal and prohibiting harvest of sockeye salmon in the Larson Creek drainage is warranted.