Category Archives: Alaska Fishing

Shocking Data - Who's Wasting Alaska Halibut?

May 16th, 2011

Who’s Wasting Alaska Halibut? Not only are commercial fisherman allowed to catch the most Halibut, but they waste more than the combined catch of other responsible fisherman. As most know, Alaska has the best Halibut fishing in the world and is a very important resource to this great state and the Alaska fishing industry. However, every year, millions of pounds of Alaska Halibut are wasted in commercial fisheries. The irresponsible fishing of Commercial fisherman is the issue that should be addressed when it comes to Halibut conservation. Responsible fisherman like the alaska charter fishing industry or sport fishing are suffering because of the millions of pounds of waste each year by Commercial fishing. We wanted to help others visualize the amount of wasted Halibut that ends up rotting away in the ocean each year so we did some research and compiled the data into this infographic below. Please help the Alaska Halibut fishing industry and share this shocking information with everyone you know. We’ve added social media share icons here and also created a share box down below the graphic to make it easy for you to post it to your blog or website.


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Whos Wasting Alaska Halibut?

Change in 2011 King Salmon Bag Limit - Now Two a Day!

king-salmon-300x225The Alaska Fish and Game is predicting an abundance in the King Salmon harvest this year.  As a result, during the month of May 2011 nonresident sport anglers may catch two king salmon 28 inches or bigger a day.  Also the annual bag limit for nonresident has been changed from three King Salmon to Five.   That is some great news!  After May 31st the bag limit goes back to a one a day King Salmon bag limit.

Its been over 10 years since a change like this has happened.  What a great time to head up to Southeast Alaska for some great King Salmon Sport Fishing.

Details of the 2011 King Salmon Bag Limits:

  • Alaskan Resident
    • The resident bag and possession limit is three king salmon 28 inches or greater in length.
  • Nonresident
    • The nonresident bag and possession limit is one king salmon 28 inches or greater in length; except during May 2011 when the bag and possession limit is two king salmon 28 inches or greater in length;
    • The nonresident annual limit is five king salmon 28 inches or greater in length.
  • From October 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012; all sport anglers may use two rods when fishing for king salmon.

We mentioned a few details above but if you’d like to read the full news release it can be found here on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website.