Sitka’s Bear Cove Fishery Closed Due To Low Coho Stocks
Sport Fishing Closed in Bear Cove
(Sitka) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is announcing that beginning Thursday, September 8, 2022, the saltwater area of Bear Cove near Medvejie Hatchery is closed to sport fishing. The closure includes all waters of Bear Cove east of a line from a point on the Baranof Island shoreline at 57°00.63′ N. latitude, 135°09.80′ W. longitude to 57°01.07′ N. latitude, 135°09.93′ W. longitude; (see below map).
Coho salmon returning to Medvejie Hatchery are not expected to meet broodstock goals in 2022. To date, no coho salmon have been collected for broodstock while 3,000 are needed. This closure is necessary to provide sufficient numbers of coho salmon to meet broodstock needs.
For further information, contact the Sitka ADF&G office or visit our website.