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

Updated 2020 Southeast Alaska Regional King Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations

This action does not change king salmon regulations in hatchery areas. (see attached map).

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 Southeast Alaska regionwide bag and possession limits listed above will apply in all areas except as modified in designated saltwater hatchery sport harvest areas.

Hatchery Area Regulations

The king salmon regulations in the Juneau designated saltwater hatchery sport harvest area (see attached map) remain unchanged and remain effective through 11:59 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2020 as follows:

  • The daily bag and possession limit is four king salmon of any size;
  • King salmon harvested by nonresidents in the designated saltwater hatchery sport harvest area do not count toward their annual limit.

Anglers fishing north of the Juneau area should review the advisory announcement announcing regulations for the Haines/Skagway areas. Anglers fishing south of the Juneau area should review the advisory announcement announcing regulations for the Petersburg/Wrangell and Ketchikan areas.

For further information concerning this announcement please contact Region 1 office in Douglas at (907 465-4270.

Updated: Sport Fishing Regulations for King Salmon in Southeast Alaska for 2020

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