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Southeast Alaska drift gillnet opens May 2


The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the first opening of the Southeast Alaska drift gillnet fishery will begin Monday, May 2, 2016. This opening is directed at returns of Stikine River king salmon and will occur in the following area:

District 8: will be open from 8:00 a.m., Monday, May 2 - 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, with some restrictions at the Stikine River, Beacon Point/Point Frederick Area, Bear Creek and Wrangell Harbor Area.

Gillnet Gear Restrictions: The gear allowed will be the standard length and depth (300 fathoms and 60 meshes); the minimum mesh size is 7 inches.


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