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FISHERIES UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 29-July 5, 2014



07/08/2014


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

Hatchrey Creek sockeye salmon being sampled at weir in sampling net.FISHERIES UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 29-July 5, 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 July 6th 439 sockeye passed the weir bringing the season total to 4,392. The in-season model is predicting 45,420 sockeye will enter the lake this year with mean absolute percent error 27,292-63,549. Based on this model we typically have a good idea what the total escapement will be by mid-July. In 2013, an estimated total of 49,124 sockeye migrated into Redoubt Lake. The video equipped net weir was installed Wednesday June 25th.

 

The full report can be found here.