The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has extended the closed waters to subsistence fishing in Pasagshak Bay, and closed the entire drainage to sport fishing for reds.

For subsistence fishing, as of July 17 at 12:01 a.m. until December 31, the entire bay is closed.

Closed waters are those north of a line from 57 degrees 26 minutes 4 seconds north latitude and 152 degrees 31 minutes 13 seconds west longitude to 57 degrees 25 minutes 44 seconds north latitude and 152 degrees 29 minutes 39 seconds west longitude.

Sport fishing closing

For sport fishing, the entire Pasagshak River drainage is closed to sockeye beginning Friday, July 18 at 12:01 a.m.

As of July 15, 410 red salmon have passed through the weir on the Pasagshak River, two ADF&G reports said. The low end of the escapement goal is 3,000 fish and ADF&G does not expect to meet that number, and is restricting the subsistence and sport fisheries in an effort to increase escapement.

Both reports from ADF&G said the seasons could open again if the runs improve and it appears that the escapement numbers will be met.

The Monashka Creek drainage and bay is still closed to sport fishing for king salmon.

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