ADFG

Sports Fishing Report: June 22, 2017

Jun 27, 2017

Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System

Issued June 22, 2017

Regulation reminders:

Sports Fishing Report: June 1, 2017

Jun 1, 2017

Reports of excellent dolly varden fishing have already come in. King salmon fishing in the saltwaters has also been good and improving, anglers are reminded that the limit is 2 per day. Sockeye have even been reported!

Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System

Issued June 1, 2017

Regulation reminders:

· The bag limit for Unalaska Bay fresh and saltwaters is 5 salmon per day of which only 2 may be sockeye.

· The bag limit for the remainder of Unalaska Island is 5 salmon per day all of which may be sockeye or coho.

Weekly Sports Fishing Report: May 26, 2017

May 25, 2017

ADFG Weekly Fishing report, May 26, 2017: Summer is here! (or near!) This is the first weekly fishing report for the year and reports of excellent dolly varden fishing have already come in. King salmon fishing in the saltwaters has also been good and anglers are reminded that the limit is 2 per day. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks, sockeye will show up sooner than we think

Regulation reminders:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Wikimedia Commons

The Alaska Board of Fisheries has scheduled a special meeting in May to consider changing the harvest strategy for Bering Sea tanner crab.

The current strategy sparked controversy last year, when biologists were forced to cancel the $50 million commercial fishery after the bairdi population fell short of the opening threshold.

Daher Jorge

The Bering Sea b​airdi crab fishery stayed closed this year for the fi​rst time in four seasons.

State biologists decided there were too fe​w crab to harvest safely, but fishermen are questi​oning that call. They say they saw plentiful bairdi while crabbing for other species.

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