State says fishing for sport and personal open during COVID-19 concerns

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State says fishing for sport and personal open during COVID-19 concerns

Postby WB Staff » Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:33 am

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State says fishing for sport and personal use remains open amid COVID-19 concerns

State officials announced on Monday that sport and personal use fishing will remain open in Alaska, though anglers must still follow public health mandates.

“Although travel between communities is prohibited under the issued health mandates, the public may still travel to fishing locations,” the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said in a prepared statement.

When people travel outside their communities to fish, they must fish as close to home as possible and practice social distancing, among other recommendations. The state also recommended that they wear protective face masks.

Food and other supplies for the trip must come from the fisherman’s home community.

“Don’t plan on buying food, drinks or even fuel (if possible) after you begin your trip and until you return home,” the statement said.


Fishermen must follow published fishing regulations for the 2020 season, the statement said.

Full story: https://www.adn.com/outdoors-adventure/ ... 9-concerns

ADFG Statement: https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-wordpress- ... -COVID.pdf

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