Limits Increasing For Togiak River Sockeye

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

(Dillingham) – In an effort to harvest surplus sockeye salmon returning to the Togiak River, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is increasing the bag and possession limits for sockeye salmon to ten fish per day and ten fish in possession in all waters of the Togiak River drainage. This regulatory change is effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 27 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2019. However, the bag and possession limit for other salmon, except king and sockeye salmon, remains at five fish per day and five in possession. These limits are in combination with the more liberal limits for sockeye salmon.

“Sockeye salmon passage has increased and through July 24, approximately 170,796 sockeye salmon have been counted at the Togiak River tower,” stated Assistant Area Management Biologist Lee Borden. “Projections with a one day late run timing exceed the upper end of the goal. Therefore, it is warranted to increase the bag and possession limits to allow sport anglers an opportunity to harvest surplus sockeye salmon in the Togiak River drainage.”

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