(Released: June 14, 2018)

Division of Sport Fish
Tom Brookover, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Sam Cotten, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Contact: Bob Chadwick, Southeast Regional Management Coordinator
(907) 747-5551

Permits Now Required And Available Online For Sport Anglers Shrimp Fishing In Southeast

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish announced today that all anglers sport fishing for shrimp in Southeast Alaska must have a Southeast Sport Shrimp Permit beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018.

How to obtain a Southeast Sport Shrimp Permit:

  • Conveniently obtain and print a permit by visiting our ADF&G online store at- https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/Store/
  • Or, visit an Alaska Department of Fish and Game office in Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines, Craig, Petersburg, Wrangell or Yakutat.

The Southeast Sport Shrimp Permit is free and is required for anglers participating in the Southeast Alaska sport shrimp fishery. Permit holders must sign their permit in ink to make it valid and have the permit in their possession while taking part in sport shrimp fisheries in Southeast Alaska. Information pertaining to limits and gear requirements for the Southeast Alaska sport shrimp fishery are provided on the permit and can also be found on pages 33-36 of the 2018 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary or at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishregulations.se_sportfish

Alaska Resident Anglers

The sport shrimp fishery is open to all anglers but Alaska resident anglers typically fish under less restrictive subsistence use or personal use shrimp regulations. Alaska resident anglers participating in a Southeast Alaska subsistence or personal use shrimp fishery are required to obtain a Southeast Alaska and Yakutat Subsistence and Personal Use Shrimp Permit, by 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018. This permit may also be obtained at the ADF&G online store or from ADF&G area offices.

Reporting of effort and harvest is required and must be submitted to the department even if you did not fish.

For further information regarding sport fisheries in Southeast Alaska, contact the nearest ADF&G office or visit: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/sf/EONR/index.cfm?ADFG=area.R1