Region 2-Southcentral News Release
(Released: August 07, 2019 - Expires: December 31, 2019)
Division of Sport Fish
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Contact: Tyler Polum, Area Management Biologist
(Kodiak) - The recent number of sockeye salmon passing through the Saltery Creek weir is allowing the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) to restore the bag and possession limits for sockeye salmon in the Saltery Cove drainage from two fish to five fish. These provisions are effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 9 through Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
“Sockeye salmon numbers have improved in the Saltery Cove drainage and ADF&G anticipates meeting the escapement objective for this drainage,” stated Area Management Biologist Tyler Polum. “As of August 5, 2019, the weir count was 16,215 sockeye salmon. Based on historical run timing, 95% of the run has occurred and escapement goals will be achieved even with increased harvest. With sockeye salmon escapement assured, restoring the bag limit to five fish per day will allow additional sport fishing and harvest opportunities.”
For additional information, please contact Area Management Biologist Tyler Polum at (907) 486-1880.