Emergency Orders and Press Releases
Sport Fishing

Region 1-Southeast


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: July 10, 2020 - Expires: September 30, 2020)

CONTACT: Troy Tydingco
Area Management Biologist
(907) 747-5355

Updated 2020 Southeast Alaska Regional King Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations

The Department of Fish and Game announces an increase in the opportunity to harvest king salmon. Due to reduced nonresident harvest in the sport fishery related to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the sport harvest of king salmon will continue to be significantly below the Southeast Alaska sport fishery king salmon allocation unless harvest opportunity is increased. This action liberalizes king salmon daily bag limits and the nonresident annual limit while keeping the sport fishery within its allocation.

The following regionwide regulations are effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 11 through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2020 as follows:

Alaska Resident

From July 11 — August 15, 2020;

  • The resident bag and possession limit is four king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length,
    no annual limit;

From August 16 — September 30, 2020;

  • The resident bag and possession limit is three king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length,
    no annual limit.

Nonresident

Immediately upon landing and retaining a king salmon a nonresident must enter the species, date, and location, on their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record;

From July 11 — August 15, 2020;

  • The nonresident bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • The nonresident annual limit is six king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;

From August 16 — September 30, 2020;

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

The king salmon nonretention periods in the Haines, Skagway, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Ketchikan areas are still in effect in order to protect wild Alaska king salmon stocks. If you intend to fish in these areas, please review the specific advisory announcement for these locations.

For further information, contact the Sitka ADF&G office at 907-747-5355.

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