Juneau- The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing the 2014 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat. These regulations will be effective 12:01 A.M. Wednesday April 2, 2014 through 11:59 P.M. Monday, April 30, 2015. The regulations are:
- The resident bag and possession limit is three king salmon 28 inches or greater in length.
- The nonresident bag and possession limit is one king salmon 28 inches or greater in length, except during May and June the bag and possession limit is two king salmon 28 inches or greater in length;
- The nonresident annual limit is six king salmon 28 inches or greater in length.
From October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015; sport anglers may use two rods when fishing for king salmon.
The Southeast Alaska king salmon sport fishery is managed under provisions of the Southeast Alaska King Salmon Management Plan (5 AAC 47.055). This plan prescribes management measures based upon the preseason abundance index determined by the Chinook Technical Committee of the Pacific Salmon Commission. The preseason abundance index for the 2014 season is 2.57 which equates to 81,353 king salmon allocated to the sport fishery. The Southeast Alaska King Salmon Management Plan prescribes the regulations listed above when the king salmon abundance index is above 2.00.