Saltery Cove Sockeye Limit Restored

Sockeye photo by Katrina Mueller/USFWS

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

Kodiak) – The recent number of sockeye salmon passing through the Saltery Creek weir is allowing the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) to restore the bag and possession limits for sockeye salmon in the Saltery Cove drainage from two fish to five fish. These provisions are effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 31 through December 31, 2018.

“Sockeye salmon numbers have improved in the Saltery Cove drainage; therefore, ADF&G anticipates meeting the escapement objective for this drainage,” stated Area Management Biologist Tyler Polum. “As of July 29, 2018, the weir count was 15,048 sockeye salmon. Based on historical run timing, 80% of the run has occurred and escapement goals will be achieved even with increased harvest. Therefore, it is warranted to restore the bag limit to five fish per day to allow additional sport fishing and harvest opportunities.”

For additional information, please contact Area Management Biologist Tyler Polum at (907) 486-1880.