Assistant Management Biologist
June 08, 2016
The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, 20 inches or greater in length, in the Buskin River drainage has been increased to five fish. The bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, less than 20 inches, remains at 10 fish. This emergency order will be in effect beginning 12:01 a.m., Thursday, June 9.
The escapement goal for sockeye salmon into the Buskin River drainage is 5,000 to 8,000 fish. As of June 7, the weir count was 3,317 sockeye salmon. Based on historical run timing, the department expects the final weir count to exceed the established escapement goal for this stock. To provide additional sport harvest opportunity for sockeye salmon in the Buskin River drainage, the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, 20 inches or greater in length, is increased to five fish.
For more information, contact the Division of Sport Fish office in Kodiak at (907) 486-1880.