King Salmon Abundance Index & Sitka Sac Roe Fishery

Updated: Mar 3, 2020

As all of Southeast Alaska's charter fishing fleet eagerly wait for the 2017 King salmon regulations to be released by emergency order, we thought it would be an excellent time to share some history on how the sport fishing of King salmon is regulated here in Alaska. Plus a few stunning pictures of the annual Sitka Sac Roe Herring Fishery are included.

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Tens of thousands of anglers travel to Southeast Alaska to experience charter fishing every summer and oceanic King salmon remain one of the most popular species sought by sport fishermen. The management of the King salmon species is quite complicated and involves regulatory committees on the international and domestic level.