Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cold Bay Commercial Salmon Fishery Annoucement #1

According to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) , the Urilia Bay and Bechevin Bay sections of the Northwestern District will open to commercial salmon fishing for 48 hours from 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 11 until 6:00 a.m. Friday, July 13.

CLOSED WATERS: Waters within 500 yards of the Christianson’s Lagoon exit channel terminus at the ocean shoreline are closed to commercial salmon fishing.

In addition, the Swanson Lagoon Section of the Northwestern District will be closed to commercial salmon fishing until further notice. All closed waters in the above locations will be as described in the regulation book or as adjusted by emergency order.

Statistical charts and harvest strategies are available at the Sand Point, Cold Bay, and Port Moller Fish and Game offices. Commercial salmon fishing regulations, commercial harvest, escapement, and news releases can be found on the ADF&G website at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=commercialbyareaakpeninsula.salmon.

Salmon fishery announcements will be broadcast on VHF channels 6 and 73 daily at 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and may also be obtained from ADF&G in Cold Bay at 532-2419.

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