New rockfish sport fishing regulations take effect this week

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced on Monday the bag, possession and retention regulations for this year’s nonpelagic rockfish sport season.

For all Southeast waters, Alaska residents have no size limit, with a bag and possession limit of one nonpelagic rockfish. Nonresidents enjoy the same, with the additional limitation of one yelloweye rockfish per year. This must be recorded in ink on the back of an angler’s sport fishing license or harvest record card at the time of harvest.

All nonpelagic rockfish that are caught must be retained until the bag limit is reached. Once the fir...


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