(Released: June 21, 2017 - Expired: July 31, 2017)
Division of Sport Fish
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Contact: Troy Tydingco, Sitka Area Management Biologist
Beginning Thursday, June 22, at 12:01 a.m. through Monday, July 31, 2017; 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 a point on the Baranof Island Shoreline at 57°01.07' N. latitude, 135°09.93' W. longitude; (see below map),
King salmon returning to Medvejie Hatchery are not expected to meet broodstock goals in 2017 due to expected harvest and low marine survival. This closure is necessary to provide sufficient numbers of king salmon is needed to meet broodstock needs.