King salmon sport fishery closed down for coming months
April 5, 2018
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced late last week the extent of its expected king salmon sport fishing restrictions for this season.
The region wide closure to retention of Chinook began on Sunday, April 1, to last through the first half of the summer for some waters. Citing a poor preseason forecast, ADFG has decided to close the majority of marine waters within the Petersburg-Wrangell area, not only in District 8 but also in 6, 7 and 10. (see map)
The lengthiest closure will focus on districts 7 and 8, lasting through July 14.
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