(Released: April 10, 2017 - Expired: May 01, 2018)
Division of Sport Fish
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Contact: Bob Chadwick, SE Regional Management Coordinator
Juneau- The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing the 2017 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat. These regulations will be effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The regulations are:
- Alaskan Resident
- The resident bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.
- The nonresident bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.
- The nonresident annual limit is three king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length. Nonresident anglers shall immediately record, in ink, all king salmon harvested either on the back of their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.
- From October 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018; resident sport anglers may use two rods when fishing for king salmon.
Conservative king salmon regulations for the Haines, Skagway, Juneau, Petersburg, Wrangell and Ketchikan areas, announced on March 6, 2017, are still in effect in order to protect wild Alaska king salmon stocks.
The Southeast Alaska king salmon sport fishery is managed under provisions of the Southeast Alaska King Salmon Management Plan (5 AAC 47.055). This plan prescribes management measures based upon the preseason abundance index determined by the Chinook Technical Committee of the Pacific Salmon Commission. The preseason abundance index for the 2017 season is 1.27 which equates to 38,720 king salmon allocated to the sport fishery. The Southeast Alaska King Salmon Management Plan prescribes the regulations listed above when the king salmon abundance index is greater than 1.2 and less than or equal to 1.5.
For further information regarding sport fisheries in Southeast Alaska, contact the nearest ADF&G office or visit: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/sf/EONR/