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: September 13, 2021 - Expired: December 31, 2021)

CONTACT: Troy Tydingco
Sitka Area Management Biologist
(907) 747-5379

Sport Fishing Closed in Bear Cove

(Sitka) - Beginning Wednesday, September 15, 2021, the saltwater area of Bear Cove near Medvejie Hatchery is closed to sport fishing. The closure includes all waters of Bear Cove east of a line from a point on the Baranof Island shoreline at 57°00.63' N. latitude, 135°09.80' W. longitude to 57°01.07' N. latitude, 135°09.93' W. longitude; (see below map).

Coho salmon returning to Medvejie Hatchery is not expected to meet broodstock goals in 2021. To date, no coho salmon have been collected for broodstock while 3,000 are needed. This closure is necessary to provide sufficient numbers of coho salmon to meet broodstock needs.