(Released: July 15, 2019 - Expired: December 31, 2019)
Division of Sport Fish
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Contact: Lee Borden, Assistant Area Management Biologist
(Dillingham) - In an effort to harvest surplus sockeye salmon returning to the Alagnak River, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is increasing the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon to ten fish per day and ten fish in possession in all waters of the Alagnak River drainage effective 12:01 p.m. (noon) Tuesday, July 16 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2019. However, the bag and possession limit for other salmon, except king, coho, and sockeye salmon, remains at five fish per day and five in possession. These limits are in combination with the more liberal limits for sockeye salmon.
“An estimated 125,670 sockeye salmon passed the Alagnak River tower over the weekend bringing the season total to approximately 343,000 sockeye salmon through July 14,” stated Assistant Area Management Biologist Lee Borden. “This number exceeds the minimum escapement goal of 210,000 fish. It is a great opportunity for anglers to harvest surplus sockeye salmon in the Alagnak River drainage.”
For additional information, please contact Dillingham Assistant Area Management Biologist Lee Borden at (907) 842-2427 or the Dillingham Sport Fish regulation recorder at (907) 842-7347.