Region 1-Southeast News Release
(Released: June 27, 2019 - Expires: December 31, 2019)
Division of Sport Fish
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Contact: Matt Catterson, Area Management Biologist
(Yakutat) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that beginning July 1, the bag and possession limits for sockeye salmon on the Situk, Lost and Ahrnklin Rivers have been reduced to one fish per day, two in possession.
The Situk River drainage is managed for a biological escapement goal (BEG) of 30,000 to 70,000 sockeye salmon, with a management target of 50,000 sockeye salmon. As of June 26, 2019, 7,964 sockeye salmon have been counted through the Situk River weir. Given the low numbers of sockeye salmon returning to the Situk River, the BEG is not expected to be achieved without reduced harvest of sockeye salmon in the Situk River sport fishery.
Anyone needing further information concerning this announcement please contact Matt Catterson, Yakutat Area Sport Fish Biologist at (907) 784-3222.