Emergency Orders and Press Releases
Sport Fishing

Region 1-Southeast

(Released: March 15, 2018)

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

Registration for the 2018 Nakwasina Sound Superexclusive Guided Sport Ecotourism Dungeness Crab Fishery Extended to April 14

Juneau – During the 2018 Board of Fisheries Meeting in Sitka, the Board adopted regulations that created a new Dungeness ecotourism fishery in Nakwasina Sound. While the registration period would typically close in early January, it was the Board’s intent to allow the fishery during 2018. Registration will be open through April 14 and the fishery begins April 15. Participants must register at the Department of Fish and Game office in Sitka.

Fishery Specifics

  • During a calendar year of registration a sport fishing operator or vessel registered may not participate in any other Dungeness crab fishery or any other guided sport fishery.
  • From April 15 through September 30 a sport fishing guide registered for the Nakwasina Sound Dungeness crab fishery may not participate in any other Dungeness crab fishery or any other guided sport fishery as a guide or sport fishing operator during times when the guide is registered for the superexclusive fishery.
  • An ADF&G logbook is required and logbook sheets submitted weekly to the ADF&G Sitka office.
  • Contact the Department at 747-5355 for additional information.