(Released: June 18, 2018 - Expired: August 01, 2018)
Division of Sport Fish
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Contact: Jason Pawluk, Sitka Assistant Area Management Biologist
Beginning Wednesday, June 20, at 12:01 a.m. through Tuesday, July 31st 2018; Bear Cove near Medvejie Hatchery is closed to sport fishing. The closure includes all waters of Bear Cove east of a line from a point on the Baranof Island shoreline at 57°00.63' N. latitude, 135°09.80' W. longitude to a point on the Baranof Island Shoreline at 57°01.07' N. latitude, 135°09.93' W. longitude; (see below map),
King salmon returning to Medvejie Hatchery are not expected to meet the broodstock goal of 4,500 fish in 2018 due to expected harvest and low marine survival. This closure is necessary to provide sufficient numbers of king salmon to meet broodstock needs.
For further information, contact the Sitka ADF&G office or visit: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishregulations.se_sportfish