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Winter Troll Fishery Update
Southeast Alaska & Yakutat Commercial Fisheries

2023/2024 Winter Troll Fishery

The Southeast Alaska/Yakutat winter troll fishery opened on October 11, 2023 and will continue through March 15, 2024, or until 45,000 non-Alaska hatchery produced Chinook salmon are harvested, whichever occurs first. During the 2022 BOF meeting held in Anchorage, action plans were adopted giving the department direction, through emergency order authority, to identify and implement actions that provide conservation for Southeast Alaska/Yakutat (SEAK) and Transboundary River (TBR) wild Chinook salmon stocks while continuing to identify harvest opportunities that maintain conservation of these stocks. The department will monitor harvest data throughout the winter fishery to determine whether additional winter fishing opportunities will occur after March 15, 2024. The details of any potential extension to the fishery would be announced in a future advisory announcement. The winter troll fishery is open in most waters east of the winter boundary line (surfline) and includes the waters of Yakutat Bay. Please refer to the ADF&G advisory announcement issued on October 4, 2023 and the 2022–2025 Southeastern Alaska/Yakutat Areas Commercial Salmon Fishing Regulations (PDF 1,312 kB) booklet for additional details.

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  • Numbers of Fish are based on fish ticket data.
  • Average Weight and Average Price are based on fish ticket data.
  • Inseason price information from fish ticket data is incomplete, preliminary, and underestimates the final exvessel value.  This data should not be relied on for tax purposes.

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