District 8 closures to limit derby to weekends
February 1, 2018
The committee responsible for organizing Wrangell's annual king salmon derby decided last week to alter its usual scheduling, in light of anticipated emergency orders limiting sport opportunity at the Stikine River.
In its 66th year now, the 2018 Wrangell King Salmon Derby is an annual activity put on by the Chamber of Commerce. Its derby committee is a voluntary body filled by community members, currently chaired by Shawn Curley.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game intends to issue an emergency management order for this spring and summer, closing most of District 8 to sport fishermen an...