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Fisheries Update for the week of June 15-21, 2014


Fisheries Update for the week of June 15-21, 2014


06/23/2014


Contact: Deborah Coble
(800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3880

Weir at Klag Bay The Sitka Tribe of Alaska operates the sockeye salmon monitoring weir at Klag Bay which is scheduled to be operational the last week in June. In 2013, a total of 6,896 sockeye salmon migrated past the weir while an estimated total of 4,550 sockeye salmon were harvested in the marine terminal area subsistence and sport fishery. Subsistence harvest accounted for over 99% of terminal area harvest


FISHERIES UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 15-21, 2014.  

Compiled by George Pappas - (907) 786-3822, George_Pappas@fws.gov
Office of Subsistence Management, USFWS.

The purpose of the weekly fisheries update is to provide the reader with an overall summary of the status of subsistence related fisheries throughout the state of Alaska. The target audience is the Federal Subsistence Board and its Staff Committee. The report was compiled with the assistance of the Federal in-season managers and OSM staff that provided weekly updated information by the close of business on Friday of the reporting week. My goal is to have the report posted on the Office of Subsistence website by the close of business the following Monday. Web links have been included to provide additional information. You may obtain additional information on a fishery of particular interest by contacting the in-season manager, provided contacts, follow the provided web links, or contact me.


SOUTHEAST ALASKA


Sitka and Hoonah Area – Justin Koller, Forest Service, Tongass National Forest
Justin Koller, (907)747-4297 jpkoller@fs.fed.us

Sockeye

The Forest Service operates the picket weir and video-equipped net weir at Redoubt Lake. The picket weir was fish tight the evening of June 16th. On June 17th 19 sockeye salmon passed the weir and as of June 20th 306 sockeye salmon have been counted. In 2013, an estimated total of 49,124 sockeye salmon migrated into Redoubt Lake. The video equipped net weir will be installed beginning Tuesday June 24th. An aerial photo of the Redoubt Lake weir follows:

 

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