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Region 1-Southeast News Release

(Released: June 20, 2019 - Expires: December 31, 2019)

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


Contact: Kelly Reppert, Area Management Biologist
(907) 225-2859

Correction: Resident King Salmon Bag and Possession Limit Decreased From Two to One King Salmon Near Ketchikan.

Ketchikan- The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing a correction to the news release and maps dated June 10, 2019 detailing the sport fishing regulations for king salmon in the Ketchikan area. As directed by the Alaska Board of Fisheries Unuk River King Salmon Action Plan, the bag limit for residents is one king salmon 28 inches or greater in length through August 14 in the remaining waters of District 1 that are open to king salmon retention. All other details remain the same.

Remaining waters of District 1 that are open to king salmon retention:

(see Map #1)

Area description:

  • In the marine waters of Ketchikan north and east from the International Boundary Line at Dixon Entrance from 54°42.48’ N. lat., 130°36.92’ W. long. to 54°40’ N. lat., 131°45’ W. long., continuing north to Caamano Point and enclosed to the north by a line from Indian Point to Mike Point and enclosed to the southeast by a line from Lucky Point to Middy Point, and a line at the latitude of Beaver Point, and a line from Point Rosen to Quadra Point.

Alaska resident:

June 24 – August 14:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

August 15- December 31:

  • The bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresident:

June 15 – December 31:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From June 15 through June 30 the annual limit is three king salmon;
  • From July 1 through December 31 the annual limit is one king salmon. Any king salmon harvested between January 1 through June 30 will apply to the one fish annual limit.


District 2 where king salmon retention was prohibited:

(see Map #1)

June 15 - December 31:

Alaska resident:

  • The bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From June 15 through June 30 the annual limit is three king salmon;
  • From July 1 through December 31 the annual limit is one king salmon. Any king salmon harvested between January 1 through June 30 will apply to the one fish annual limit.


West Behm Canal, Southeast Behm Canal and Southern Revillagigedo Channel:

(see Map #1) King salmon nonretention remains in effect through August 14.

August 15 - December 31:

Alaska resident:

  • The bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From July 1 through December 31 the annual limit is one king salmon. Any king salmon harvested between January 1 through June 30 will apply to the one fish annual limit.

Area descriptions:

  • In West Behm Canal and the contiguous bays enclosed to the north by a line from the western entrance of Bailey Bay to the northern tip of Hassler Island and a line from Fin Point to Dress Point and to the south by a line from Indian Point to Mike Point and;
  • In the waters of southern Revillagigedo Channel enclosed from a line from Lucky Point to Middy Point, continuing to the latitude of Beaver Point and from Point Rosen to Quadra Point and in southeast Behm Canal from Cactus Point to Eva Point.


Southeast Alaska Regional King Salmon Regulations for the Outer Coast:

(see Map #2) Regional king salmon regulations announced April 1, 2019, remain in effect along the outer coast in areas where restrictions on king salmon harvest were not implemented during the spring of 2019.

Alaska resident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From June 15 through June 30 the annual limit is three king salmon;
  • From July 1 through December 31 the annual limit is one king salmon. Any king salmon harvested between January 1 through June 30 will apply to the one fish annual limit.

Other Reminders:

  • North and Northeast Behm Canal remain closed year-round.
  • Regulations for hatchery areas including Herring Bay (June 1 - July 31) and Neets Bay (June 15 - August 14) will continue to be in effect. See Sport Fishing News Releases issued May 23 for specific information.

For further information concerning this announcement please contact Ketchikan Area Management Biologist, Kelly Reppert at (907) 225-2859.

Correction: Resident King Salmon Bag and Possession Limit Decreased From Two to One King Salmon Near Ketchikan.

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