The first gilnet king fishery on the Stikine was very slow.Â 45 boats participated in the fishery for a total estimated catch of 225 kings.Â The pre-season abundance allowed for a total Stikine catch of 6100 (sport, troll & gillnet combined) Kings.Â The fishery will be opened May 14th at 8:00 am to May 15th at 8:00 am.
The Copper River gillnet fishery will open on May 14th.Â The length of the opening will be announced on May 12th.
The spring hatchery troll fishery opened on May 1st.Â Only 4 districts had enough effort to provideÂ harvest data.
Sumner StraitÂ Â Â Â 6 vesselsÂ Â Â Â 57 kings
Tebenkof BayÂ Â Â 13 vesselsÂ Â Â 294 kings
Chatham StraitÂ Â 6 vesselsÂ Â Â Â 62 kings
Sitka SoundÂ Â Â Â Â Â 28 vesselsÂ Â Â 337 kings
Total all areas:Â 62 boatsÂ Â 866 kings