Juneau Terminal Saltwater Harvest Area Open To Fishing For Hatchery King Salmon
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that king salmon sport fishing regulations in the hatchery terminal harvest area (THA) near Juneau will be liberalized, to provide additional opportunity to harvest hatchery king salmon. The new regulations will be in effect in the Juneau THA from 12:01 a.m. Sunday, June 1 through Sunday, August 31, 2008.
The new regulations in the Juneau THA are as follows:
- The daily bag and possession limit is four king salmon of any size;
- King salmon harvested in these saltwater areas by nonresidents do not count toward their annual limit.
The department is authorized to liberalize sport fishing regulations in designated harvest areas when the number of returning fish exceeds brood stock needs for the hatchery program.
Anglers should note that regional king salmon bag and possession limits for the salt waters outside of the THA are more restrictive than the limits inside the THA; and that regulations prohibit anglers from possessing fish that exceed the limits for the waters where they are fishing or are below the minimum size limits. Therefore, anglers who catch king salmon within the THA may not continue to fish outside of the THA if they possess king salmon that do not comply with the regional king salmon bag and size -limits.
King salmon sport fishing regulations for freshwater drainages on the Juneau road system will also be liberalized as described in a separate news release.
For additional information contact the nearest ADF&G Division of Sport Fish office or visit: http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/statewide/EONR/index.cfm
For additional information contact Brian Glynn, (907) 465-4270.