(Released: August 03, 2017 - Expired: August 31, 2017)

Division of Sport Fish
Tom Brookover, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Sam Cotten, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

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

Sport Fishing Closed In Bear Cove

Beginning Friday, August 4, at 12:01 a.m. through Thursday, August 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 needed to meet broodstock needs.

For further information, contact the Sitka ADF&G office or visit: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishingSportFishingInfo.R1