By Chris Basinger
Petersburg Pilot 

Fisheries Board adopts new king salmon management plan for next year


April 20, 2022

The Alaska Board of Fisheries has adopted a revised king salmon Southeast management plan in a compromise that will see sport fishery limits set before the start of the season based on a tiered system of abundance instead of changing during the season.

The revised plan is expected to be in place by the 2023 season.

The hope is that the 80/20 split between the commercial troll and sport fisheries will be maintained, while allowing non-residents who travel to Alaska to catch king salmon the opportunity to do so, rather than being shut down at a cost to the local economy.

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