The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:
Under provisions of the Pacific Salmon Treaty, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announces that the preseason Chinook salmon all-gear harvest limit for Southeast Alaska in 2017 is 209,700 fish. This year’s all-gear harvest limit is 146,000 fish lower than the preseason limit available in 2016.
The all-gear harvest limit for Southeast Alaska is determined by the Chinook Technical Committee of the Pacific Salmon Commission, and is based on the forecast of an aggregate abundance of Pacific Coast Chinook salmon stocks subject to management under the Pacific Salmon Treaty.
The Southeast Alaska Chinook salmon all-gear harvest limit is allocated among sport and commercial troll and net fisheries under management plans specified by the Alaska Board of Fisheries as follows:
|2017 Treaty Chinook Allocations||Number of Chinook Salmon|
|Purse seine (4.3% of all-gear)||9,020|
|Drift gillnet (2.9% of all-gear)||6,080|
|Set gillnet (1,000)||1,000|
|Troll (80% after net gear subtracted)||154,880|
|Sport (20% after net gear subtracted)||38,720|
|Total all-gear harvest limit||209,700|
Information on allocations and regulations that will be in place for the 2017 season can be found in news releases from the ADF&G Division of Sport Fish and Division of Commercial Fisheries. Links to these releases are below: