Emergency Orders and News Releases
Sport Fishing

Region 2-Southcentral News Release

(Released: July 10, 2018 - Expires: December 31, 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
www.adfg.alaska.gov


Contact: Tyler Polum, Area Management Biologist
(907) 486-1880

Saltery Cove Sockeye Salmon Bag Limits Reduced

(Kodiak) – In an effort to achieve escapement goals, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is restricting the bag limit for sockeye salmon to two fish per day and two in possession for the Saltery Cove drainage effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday, July 12 through December 31, 2018.

“Without reductions in the current harvest levels, ADF&G does not expect to meet sockeye salmon escapement goal stocks on the Saltery Cove drainage,” stated Area Management Biologist Tyler Polum. “ As of July 9, 2018, only 1,938 sockeye salmon have passed through the weir; therefore, it is warranted to reduce the bag limit for the sockeye salmon sport fishery in an attempt to meet escapement objectives.”

For additional information, please contact Area Management Biologist Tyler Polum at (907) 486-1880.