Advisory committee supports proposal to protect commercial king harvest share

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 average-based m...

 

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