(Released: July 24, 2017 - Expired: March 31, 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 reminds anglers that in addition to existing nonpelagic rockfish bag, possession, and retention rules, a closure will be in effect for the Southeast Alaska Outside Waters from August 1 through August 21, 2017.
Southeast Outside Waters
Retention of nonpelagic rockfish is prohibited in all Southeast Outside Waters from August 1 through August 21. All vessels in Southeast Outside waters during this time must have a functional release device on board and readily available for use while sport fishing (regardless of target species) and all nonpelagic rockfish must be released at depth of capture or at least 100 feet.
For further information, contact the nearest ADF&G office or visit our web page.