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

Advisory Announcement
(Released: June 22, 2021 - Expired: December 31, 2021)

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

Ayakulik River Sockeye Salmon Bag Limit Increased

(Kodiak) - To allow increased sport fishing opportunity for sockeye salmon, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is increasing the bag and possession limits for sockeye salmon to 10 fish in the Ayakulik River drainage effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 23 through 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2021.

"Even with increased harvest and sport fishing opportunities in the Ayakulik River, it is projected that the biological escapement goal will be exceeded," stated Area Management Biologist Tyler Polum. "The early sockeye salmon run in the drainage is well above average and has seen a strong run so far. It's a good opportunity to allow additional harvest of sockeye salmon."

ADF&G staff monitor this run at the Ayakulik River salmon counting weir daily. If the run slows or does not come in as predicted, bag limits may be reduced to the standard regulatory limit by further emergency order.

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