ADF&G seeking comment on sport fish stocking plan

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is currently seeking public comment on the draft of its 2023 Statewide Sport Fish Stocking Plan, which includes two programs affecting the Petersburg area-the Southern Southeast Chinook Salmon Enhancement and the Blind Slough Coho Salmon Enhancement.

According to the stocking plan, Fish and Game is looking to release approximately seven million fish in hundreds of locations across the state annually over the next five years.

Matt Catterson, a fishery biologist in Juneau with Fish and Game, said the two Petersburg area plans are "very similar" to what has...

 

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