ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced 2012’s Southeast Chinook salmon harvest quota on March 29.
Under the pacific salmon treaty, Fish and Game says the Chinook salmon all-gear harvest quota is 266,800 fish.
The 2012 quota is a lower than last year's quota of 294,800 fish.
The Chinook technical committee of the pacific salmon commission determines the annual all-gear quotas for Southeast Alaska.
Fish and Game says the number is based on the forecast of aggregate abundance of Pacific Coast Chinook salmon stocks.
Alaska residents are limited to three king salmon for sport fishing bag and possession, 28 inches or greater in length.
Non-Alaska residents are limited to one king salmon for sport fishing bag and possession, 28 inches or greater in length, except in May 2012 when the limit is two king salmon.