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Assistant Area Management Biologist
August 08, 2014
The bag and possession limit for coho (silver) salmon 16 inches or greater in length is increased from three to five fish per day and in possession in the Ship Creek drainage from its mouth upstream to a cable 100 feet downstream of the Chugach Power Plant dam.
This increase in bag/possession limit is effective from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014 through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 or unless superseded by another emergency order.
A stream survey conducted in Ship Creek on August 8, 2014 enumerated 1,282 coho salmon upstream of the designated harvest area below the Chugach Power Plant dam. This escapement exceeds the hatchery’s coho salmon brood stock goals and natural spawning requirements for Ship Creek. Therefore, it is warranted to increase the coho salmon bag and possession limit in the Ship Creek fishery to allow for increased harvest of surplus hatchery fish.
For more information about this emergency order, contact Asst. Area Sport Fisheries Management Biologist Mike Thalhauser in Anchorage at (907) 267-2186.