Advisory committee supports proposal to protect commercial king harvest share
November 16, 2023
WRANGELL — Members of the Wrangell Fish and Game Advisory Committee are concerned about the future of commercial salmon fishing as Alaska’s tourism industry continues to expand, bringing in more non-resident fishers on charter trips.
The advisory committee supports amending state regulation to prevent the Southeast sport fishery from exceeding its 20% share of the Pacific Salmon Commission’s annual harvest ceiling for king salmon.
The committee voted Nov. 7 to support a proposal calling for tighter state regulation of the charter catch and questioned whether the state’s current ave...