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Southeast Alaska King Salmon Sport Fishing
Regulations Set For Spring 2004

 

January 21, 2004
Wednesday - 12:30 am


Juneau - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that king salmon sport fishing limits set for 2003 in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat will remain in effect through spring, 2004.  These regulations are as follows:

  • Alaska residents: bag and possession limit of two king salmon 28 inches or greater in length; no annual limit.
  • Nonresidents: bag and possession limit of one king salmon 28 inches or greater in length; annual limit of three king salmon 28 inches or greater in length.

These regulations apply in all marine waters of Southeast Alaska unless otherwise announced.  The nonresident annual limit of three fish also applies in all freshwaters between Cape Suckling and Cape Fairweather.

These regulations are based on the 2003 preseason abundance index, determined by the Pacific Salmon Commission's Chinook Technical Committee, as directed by the Southeast Alaska king salmon management plan.  Under the plan, bag and possession limits and other measures for the coming year are based on the prior year's abundance index until the coming year's index is determined.  The 2004 index is expected by May 1, 2004.  At that time, management measures for the remainder of the year will be announced.

 

Source of News Release

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
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