Commercial salmon fishing will be allowed in the South Central Districts and the Shumagin Islands portion of the Southeastern District for 24 hours from 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
Commercial salmon fishing will also be allowed in the Beaver Bay, Balboa Bay, Southwest Stepovak, Stepovak Flats, and East Stepovak sections of the Southeastern District for approximately 36 hours from noon Tuesday, July 17 through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
In addition, the Northwest Stepovak section will open to commercial salmon fishing for 48 hours from noon Tuesday, July 17 until noon Thursday, July 19, 2012. The closed waters of Orzinski Bay will be extended to the 1,000 yard markers. 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 Sand Point at 383-2334 (383-ADFG.