SALMON

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Bi-Weekly Fishing Report Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System

Regulation reminders:

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

· Anglers are reminded that Town Creek (Iliuliuk) and Summer Bay Creek are closed to fish for sockeye year-round.

· The saltwaters of Summer Bay 250 yards around the mouth of the creek and Summer Bay Lake are closed as of August 16.

Courtesy of PCR

Unalaska's Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation's 5th annual Silver Salmon Derby started Tuesday. Registration is open and encouraged now through the final day of the derby on Monday, Sept. 14. 

"Participants just need to register at the front desk of the Community Center, either prior to or at least when they bring their first fish in for submission," said event organizer and PCR Special Events Coordinator Nichel Kernin. "And anybody can partake. It's open to all ages, and they can submit one fish per day throughout the 14 days." 

Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska

 

 

This summer, Unalaska collected information on the sockeye salmon run for McLees Lake at Cape Wislow. The data is used to gauge the strength of the run and to establish regulations for subsistence fishing. 

 

After 17 years of monitoring the salmon run there, in 2018 and 2019 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game was unable to secure funding for the weir.

 

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Bi-Weekly Fishing Report

Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System

June 29, 2020

Regulation reminders:

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

· Anglers are reminded that Town Creek (Iliuliuk) is closed to fish for sockeye year round.

Hope McKenney/KUCB

While Dutch Harbor has been named the nation's top fishing port in terms of volume for the 22nd consecutive year, the port dropped from second to third place in terms of value.

According to an annual National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report released last month, the Port of Dutch Harbor led the nation with 763 million pounds of seafood landed in 2018, worth $182 million. But the value of landings in Naknek, Alaska, rose to $195 million. 

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