(Released: June 25, 2018 - Expired: August 15, 2018)
Division of Sport Fish
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Contact: Daniel Teske, Area Management Biologist
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, July 1st, sport fishing for king salmon and snagging will be prohibited from the shoreline to 200 yards offshore between the end of Channel Drive and a point near the Samson Tug and Barge property (see attached map). King salmon may not be snagged, targeted, retained or possessed. King salmon caught while fishing for other species may not be removed from the water and must be released immediately unharmed. This closure will be in effect from July 1 through August 15, 2018.
King salmon returning to the Douglas Island Pink and Chum Inc. Macaulay Salmon Hatchery mill about along the shoreline and are vulnerable to harvest. This closure is necessary to ensure that enough king salmon make it up the fish ladder to meet egg-take goals needed for future production. If enough king salmon are passed into the hatchery raceways, then this closure will be rescinded.