Sockeye limit raised

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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2005

With the number of sockeye salmon projected to reach the escapement goal on the Kenai River, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has raised the daily bag limit for sockeye salmon and liberalized the Kenai River personal-use fishery.

As of Wednesday, the bag and possession limit for salmon 16 inches or longer, other than king salmon, has been increased to six per day and in possession in all portions of the Kenai River open to salmon fishing, except in the Russian River and the fly-fishing-only waters at the confluence of the Russian and Kenai rivers. No more than two salmon per day may be coho, or silver, salmon.

Also, the personal-use dipnet fishery at the mouth of the Kenai River is now open 24 hours per day through July 31, when the fishery closes.

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