King salmon sport fishery gets revised management plan


The Alaska Board of Fisheries adopted a revised king salmon management plan during its March meeting in a compromise which will see sport fishery limits set prior to the start of the season based on a tier system instead of changing in-season.

The hope is that the 80/20 split between the commercial troll and sport fisheries will be maintained while allowing all non-residents who travel to Alaska to catch king salmon the opportunity to do so.

"In this plan the caveat there is when we're at those low abundance tiers, the sport fishery is likely going to exceed the allocation of that 20% but at h...

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