Division of Sport Fish
Israel Payton, Director

Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner

P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Advisory Announcement
(Released: July 11, 2023 - Expires: December 31, 2023)

CONTACT: Lee Borden
Area Management Biologist
(907) 842-2427

Alagnak River Drainage Sockeye Salmon Limits Increased

(Dillingham) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is increasing the bag and possession limits for sockeye salmon to 10 fish in all waters of the Alagnak River drainage, effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 12 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2023. The bag and possession limit for other salmon, except king, coho, and sockeye salmon, remains at five fish. These limits are in combination (chum and pink salmon combined to total a bag limit of five fish) with the more liberal limits for sockeye salmon.

The escapement of sockeye salmon in the Alagnak River has exceeded the escapement goal of 320,000 fish. Therefore, it is warranted to increase the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon in the Alagnak River sport fishery.

"This year's sockeye run has exceeded the escapement goal," stated Area Management Biologist Lee Borden. "With a surplus of fish past the counting tower on the Alagnak River, we are increasing the opportunity for anglers to harvest of sockeye salmon in the sport fishery."

For additional information, please contact Area Management Biologist Lee Borden at
(907) 842-2427.