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Saltwater sport fishery open for hatchery kings

Posted: Friday, June 11, 2010

JUNEAU - The state Department of Fish and Game announced the sport fishing regulations for hatchery king salmon in a designated saltwater harvest area is now open. Regulations in the designated area are in effect and will be through Tuesday, August 31.

The new regulations are as follows:

• The daily bag and possession limit is four king salmon of any size

• King salmon harvested by nonresidents in the designated saltwater area and time period do not count toward their annual limit.

Anglers should note that regional bag, possession and size limits for king salmon, for the salt waters outside of the designated area, are more restrictive and, that regulations prohibit anglers from possessing fish that exceed the limits for the waters where they are fishing. Therefore, anglers who catch king salmon within the designated harvest area may not continue to fish outside of the designated area if they possess king salmon that do not comply with the regional king salmon bag, possession 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 Division of Sport Fish Region 1 office in Douglas at 465-4270.



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