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Sport Fishing

Region 1-Southeast News Release

(Released: June 10, 2019 - Expires: December 31, 2019)

Division of Sport Fish
Dave Rutz, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518


Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526
www.adfg.alaska.gov


Contact: Patrick Fowler, Area Management Biologist
(907) 772-5231

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Petersburg and Wrangell Areas

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today, sport fishing regulations for king salmon in the areas near Petersburg, Wrangell, and Kake that are opening to the harvest of king salmon after being closed for Southeast Alaska wild king salmon conservation.

In the waters adjacent to the Stikine River

(District 8 and a portion of Eastern Passage near Wrangell; see attached Map #1):

July 15 - December 31:

Alaska resident:

  • The bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • The annual limit is one king salmon.

All other areas where king salmon retention was prohibited

(Districts 6, 10 and portions of District 5, 7 and 9; see attached Map #1):

June 15 – December 31:

Alaska resident:

  • The bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From June 15 through June 30 the annual limit is three king salmon;
  • From July 1 through December 31 the annual limit is one king salmon. Any king salmon harvested between January 1 through June 30 will apply to the one fish annual limit.

Southeast Alaska Regional King Salmon Regulations for the Outer Coast

Regional king salmon regulations announced April 1, 2019, remain in effect along the outer coast in areas where restrictions on king salmon harvest were not implemented during the spring of 2019 (see attached Map #2).

Alaska resident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From June 15 through June 30 the annual limit is three king salmon;
  • From July 1 through December 31 the annual limit is one king salmon. Any king salmon harvested between January 1 through June 30 will apply to the one fish annual limit.

Regulations for hatchery areas including: the Wrangell Narrows/Blind Slough terminal harvest area, Anita Bay, and the City Creek terminal area will continue to be in effect. See Sport Fishing News Release issued May 23 for specific information. For further information concerning this announcement please contact Petersburg/Wrangell Area Management Biologist, Patrick Fowler at (907) 772-5231.

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Petersburg and Wrangell Areas

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Juneau Area

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