sockeye salmon fishery completed successfully
September 22, 2004
The Federal Subsistence Board adopted regulations for this subsistence sockeye salmon fishery in January of this year after several years of negotiations with Canada and cooperation with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Pacific Salmon Commission. This fishery targets sockeye salmon and is open to Alaska residents living in Petersburg, Wrangell and Meyers Chuck. Fishing permits are required and there is a guideline harvest of 600 sockeye although other species of fish may be retained if taken incidentally. The fishing area is restricted to the freshwater portions of the river.
According to a news release, the Federal Subsistence Board is committed to providing for additional opportunity to harvest chinook and coho salmon in the Stikine River. The Board says it is hopeful that cooperative efforts of the Federal Subsistence Board, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Pacific Salmon Commission will allow directed fisheries for these species prior to the 2005 season.
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