Division of Sport Fish
Israel Payton, 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

Advisory Announcement
(Released: June 20, 2023 - Expired: August 31, 2023)

CONTACT: Daniel Teske
Juneau Area Management Biologist
(907) 465-8152

Macaulay Hatchery Area Closed to King Salmon Fishing

(Juneau) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish announced that beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 1, sport fishing for king salmon and snagging will be prohibited within a 300-yard radius of the Wayside Park Fishing Dock (Channel Wayside fishing dock – see attached map). King salmon may not be snagged, targeted, retained or possessed. King salmon caught while fishing for other species must be released immediately unharmed. This closure will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 1 through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, August 31, 2023.

King salmon returning to the Douglas Island Pink and Chum Inc. Macaulay Salmon Hatchery congregate along the shoreline and are vulnerable to harvest in this area. This closure is necessary to ensure that enough king salmon make it up the fish ladder to meet egg-take goals needed for future production. If enough king salmon are passed into the hatchery raceways, then this closure will be rescinded.

Macaulay Hatchery Area Closed to King Salmon Fishing