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Fish and Game Increases Sockeye Limits in Resurrection Bay, Buskin River

June 20, 2011|By Kortnie Horazdovsky | KTUU.com

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Emergency orders are impacting salmon fisheries in the Seward and Kodiak areas.

In Resurrection Bay, an emergency order has increased the bag and possession limit of sockeye salmon in the northern waters of the bay, from June 18 through Sunday, July 31.

In the marine waters north of a line from Caines Head to the north point of Thumb Cove, the limits for sockeye salmon are 12 per day and 12 in possession, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

In the fresh waters of the Resurrection River, downstream of the Seward Highway and Nash Road, the limits for sockeye are six per day and in possession. Fish and Game says single-hook artificial lures are the only legal gear in the freshwater area.

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The Department has also increased the bag and possession limit for sockeye in the Buskin River drainage, where anglers may bag and possess five per day that are 20 inches or greater, starting June 18.

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