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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: Kelly Reppert, Area Management Biologist
(907) 225-2859

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Ketchikan Area

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

West Behm Canal, Southeast Behm Canal and Southern Revillagigedo Channel:

(see Map #1)

August 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 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.

Area descriptions:

  • In West Behm Canal and the contiguous bays enclosed to the north by a line from the western entrance of Bailey Bay to the northern tip of Hassler Island and a line from Fin Point to Dress Point and to the south by a line from Indian Point to Mike Point and;
  • In the waters of southern Revillagigedo Channel enclosed from a line from Lucky Point to Middy Point, continuing to the latitude of Beaver Point and from Point Rosen to Quadra Point and in southeast Behm Canal from Cactus Point to Eva Point.

All waters of District 1 & 2 where king salmon retention was prohibited:

(see 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:

(see Map #2)

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.

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.

Other Reminders:

  • North and Northeast Behm Canal remain closed year-round.
  • Regulations for hatchery areas including Mountain Point (June 1 - June 15), Herring Bay (June 1 - July 31) and Neets Bay (June 15 - August 14) will continue to be in effect. See Sport Fishing News Releases issued May 23 and 30 for specific information.

For further information concerning this announcement please contact Ketchikan Area Management Biologist, Kelly Reppert at (907) 225-2859.

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Ketchikan Area

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Juneau Area

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