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


Advisory Announcement
(Released: June 20, 2022 - Expires: March 31, 2023)

CONTACT: Richard Chapell
Haines/Skagway Area Management Biologist
(907) 766-3638

Revised 2022 Regional King Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations for the Haines/Skagway Area

(Juneau) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing revised 2022 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat. These regulations will be effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 1 through 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023. The regulations are:

Alaskan Resident

  • The resident bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From October 1, 2022, through March 31, 2023, a resident sport angler may use two rods when fishing for king salmon; a person using two rods under this regulation may only retain salmon.

Nonresident

  • The nonresident bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From January 1 through June 30, the nonresident annual harvest limit is three king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From July 1 through July 15, the nonresident annual harvest limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length; any king salmon harvested from January 1 through June 30 will apply towards the two fish annual harvest limit;
  • From July 16 through December 31, the nonresident annual harvest limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length; any king salmon harvested from January 1 through July 15 will apply towards the one fish annual harvest limit;
  • Immediately upon landing and retaining a king salmon a nonresident must enter the species, date, and harvest location on their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.

In the Haines/Skagway area (Subdistrict 15-A waters north of Sherman Rock), the prohibition of king salmon retention by all anglers remains in effect through December 31, 2022 to conserve the wild Chilkat River king salmon stock. King salmon regulations for nonretention areas and designated sport fish hatchery areas in the Haines, Skagway, Juneau, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Ketchikan vicinity remain in effect and are unchanged by these new regulations.

During the 2022 Southeast and Yakutat Finfish and Shellfish meeting, the Board of Fisheries approved modifications to the Southeast Alaska King Salmon Management Plan. This action implements the management prescriptions called for under the newly revised Southeast Alaska King Salmon Management Plan for the remainder of the 2022 season.

For further information concerning this announcement, please contact Haines/Skagway Area Management Biologist, Richard Chapell at (907) 766-3638.

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