Southeast Alaska Regional King Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations For 2020 Announced

By on December 31, 2019

Chinook King Salmon
Chinook King Salmon

For more information, Contact:
Bob Chadwick, Regional Management Coordinator
(907) 747-5551

(Juneau) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reminding anglers that the 2020 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat remain unchanged except that the resident bag limit of two king salmon has expired and the bag limit for all anglers is one king salmon. The following regulations will be effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2020:

  • Alaskan Resident (All Southeast Marine Waters)
    • The resident bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.
  • Nonresident
    • The nonresident bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
    • From January 1 through June 30, the annual limit is three king salmon 28 inches or greater in length;
    • From July 1 through July 7, the annual limit is two king salmon 28 inches or greater in length;
    • From July 8 through December 31, the annual limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length, and any king salmon harvested from January 1 through June 30 will apply toward the one fish annual limit;
    • Immediately upon landing and retaining a king salmon a nonresident must enter the species, date and location, in ink, on the back of their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.

Under the Southeast Alaska King Salmon Management Plan regional king salmon sport fish bag and possession limits and any other management measures are based upon the Southeast Alaska Winter Troll CPUE. As mandated by the plan, king salmon regulations will be based on the previous Southeast Alaska Winter Troll CPUE until the current years Southeast Alaska Winter Troll CPUE is finalized. Since the 2020 Southeast Alaska Winter Troll CPUE will not be finalized until later in 2020, Southeast Alaska sport fish king salmon regulations will be set using the 2019 Southeast Alaska Winter Troll CPUE until the 2020 Southeast Alaska Winter Troll CPUE is available. Once the 2020 Southeast Alaska Winter Troll CPUE is finalized the department will announce regulatory changes mandated by the plan.

For further information regarding sport fisheries in Southeast Alaska, contact the nearest ADF&G office or visit: AF&G Website.

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