From an ADF&G press release:
The annual limit for king salmon 20 inches or longer in the Nushagak-Mulchatna rivers drainage is restored from two fish to four.
The daily bag and possession limit of remains at one king 20 or more inches. The limit for kings less than 20 inches remains at five a day, five in possession, with no annual limit.
These restrictions are effective at 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 13, through 11:59 p.m., Dec. 31.
All king salmon recorded before Wednesday on the harvest portion of an Alaska sport fishing license or harvest record card will count against the annual limit of
four kings longer than 20 inches.
The Nushagak-Mulchatna King Salmon Management Plan directs the department to lower the bag limit to one a day in the Nushagak River drainage when the department projects the total in-river return will be fewer than 75,000 fish. The plan also directs the department to further restrict the king sport fishery when the projection for the total in-river return is fewer than 55,000 fish.
Through July 10, about 86 percent into the return, an estimated 53,201 king salmon have been counted past the Portage Creek sonar. The department is now able to project that the in-river return of kings will exceed 55,000.
The department will continue to monitor the king salmon escapement and may take further action to the sport fishery as specified in the management plan.
For more information call the ADF&G area office in Dillingham at (907) 842-2427 or the Dillingham Sport Fish regulation recorder 907-842-REGS (842-7347).