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Sport Fishing

Region 1-Southeast


(Released: February 10, 2020 - Expires: December 31, 2020)

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: Daniel Teske, Area Management Biologist
(907) 465-8152

Sport Fishing Regulations For King Salmon In Southeast Alaska And The Juneau Area For 2020

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the 2020 region wide sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and the modifications for the Juneau Area. The following region wide regulations, are effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2021:

Alaska Resident

  • The resident bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From October 1st 2020, through March 31st 2021, a resident angler may use two rods when fishing for salmon.

Nonresident

  • The nonresident bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches of greater in length.
  • From January 1 through June 30, the nonresident total harvest limit is three king salmon;
  • From July 1 through July 7, the nonresident total harvest limit is two king salmon, any king salmon harvested from January 1 through June 30 will apply toward the two fish total harvest limit;
  • From July 8 through December 31, the nonresident total harvest limit is one king salmon, any king salmon harvested from January 1 through July 7 will apply toward the one fish total harvest limit;
  • Immediately upon landing and retaining a king salmon a nonresident must enter the species, date and location, in ink, on the back of their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.

The Southeast region wide bag and possession limits above will apply in all areas except as modified below for the inside waters in the vicinity of Juneau:

Marine waters near Juneau except Seymour Canal: (The northern portion of District 9, District 10, Sections 11-A, 11-B, 11-C, District 12, Portion of Section 13-C southeast of a line between Nismeni Pt. and a point on the Chichagof Island shoreline at 57°35.59' N. lat., 135°22.33' W. long., Sections 14-B and 14-C, and District 15 south of the latitude of Sherman Rock; see attached Map #1)

April 1 – June 15: The retention of king salmon is prohibited, any king salmon caught must be released immediately.

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 total harvest limit is three king salmon;
    • From July 1 through July 7, the nonresident total harvest limit is two king salmon, any king salmon harvested from January 1 through June 30 will apply toward the two fish total harvest limit;
    • From July 8 through December 31, the nonresident total harvest limit is one king salmon, any king salmon harvested from January 1 through July 7 will apply toward the one fish total harvest limit;
    • Immediately upon landing and retaining a king salmon a nonresident must enter the species, date and location, in ink, on the back of their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.

Seymour Canal, Section 11-D: (The marine waters adjacent to King Salmon River including the waters of Seymour Canal north of 57° 37' N. latitude; see attached Map #1)

April 1 – June 30: In Seymour Canal, Section 11-D, closed to king salmon fishing, all anglers may not target or retain king salmon.

July 1 - December 31:

  • Alaska resident:

    • The bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.
  • Nonresidents:
    • From July 1 through July 7, the nonresident total harvest limit is two king salmon, any king salmon harvested from January 1 through June 30 will apply toward the two fish total harvest limit;
    • From July 8 through December 31, the nonresident total harvest limit is one king salmon, any king salmon harvested from January 1 through July 7 will apply toward the one fish total harvest limit;
    • Immediately upon landing and retaining a king salmon a nonresident must enter the species, date and location, in ink, on the back of their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.

A separate news release will be issued at a later date announcing king salmon regulations for locations where Alaska hatchery-produced king salmon are expected to return. Fishing opportunity in the Juneau designated sport terminal harvest area will open on June 15, 2020.

Anglers fishing north of the Juneau area should review the news release announcing regulations for the Haines/Skagway area. Anglers fishing south of the Juneau area should review the news release announcing regulations for the Petersburg/Wrangell and Ketchikan areas.

For further information concerning this announcement please contact Juneau Area Management Biologist, Daniel Teske at (907) 465-8152.

SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS FOR KING SALMON IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA AND THE JUNEAU AREA FOR 2020

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