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Southeast Alaska drift gillnet fishery

 


The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last week the following information concerning the District 8 and District 11 drift gillnet fisheries:

District 8: The second inseason estimate is projecting a terminal run size of 21,000 Stikine River Chinook salmon. This forecast is well below the preseason forecast and results in no U.S. allowable directed harvest. District 8 will remain closed until the start of the sockeye salmon fishing season. The sockeye salmon fishing season will begin in both Districts 6 and 8 on Monday, June 18, 2012.

District 11: The third inseason estimate is projecting a terminal run size of 10,600 Taku River Chinook salmon. This forecast is well below the preseason forecast and results in no U.S. allowable directed harvest. The traditional drift gillnet fishery in District 11 will begin on Sunday, June 17, 2012.

The department will continue to evaluate inriver stock assessment information as it becomes available.

 

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