On Tuesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, in a news release, added Monashka Creek, on the outskirts of Kodiak, to the list of streams currently closed to retention of Chinook (King) Salmon by subsistence fishermen by Emergency Order.
The portion of the Monashka/Mill Bay section of the Northeast Kodiak District from Spruce Cape to Termination Point will close to the retention of Kings until August 2nd, according to Fish and Game.
Already closed to King Salmon subsistence fishing on Kodiak Island are the Karluk River drainage, which includes the Karluk River lagoon, and the Ayakulik River drainage. Those areas are closed for the remainder of the 2015 season.
On a positive note, the Saltery Creek drainage closed area is reduced to the stream terminus, as is the Ouzinkie Harbor, which is reduced to the stream terminus of stream #259-396, Fish and Game announced.