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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Emergency Orders and News Releases
Sport Fishing

Region 2-Southcentral News Release

(Released: June 26, 2014)


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ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
Cora Campbell, Commissioner

DIVISION OF SPORT FISH
Charles O. Swanton, Director

Contact:
Donn Tracy
Area Management Biologist
Phone: 907-486-1880

June 26, 2014

DOG SALMON RIVER DRAINAGE SOCKEYE SALMON BAG AND POSSESSION LIMIT INCREASED

The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon in the Dog Salmon River drainage will be increased to 10 fish per day; 10 in possession. This emergency order will be in effect beginning 12:01 a.m., Friday, June 27.

The escapement goal for sockeye salmon into the Dog Salmon River drainage is 75,000 to 170,000 fish. As of June 25, the weir count was 79,500 sockeye salmon. Based on historical run timing, the department expects the final weir count to exceed the escapement goal for this stock. Due to the projected number of returning sockeye, the department is increasing the harvest limits to provide additional opportunity to harvest fish surplus to the escapement goal.
For more information contact the Division of Sport Fish office in Kodiak at (907) 486-1880.