Fish & Game: You can still fish in Alaska during the pandemic

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Although travel between communities is prohibited under the issued health mandates, the public may still travel to fishing locations.

    According to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Sport and Personal Use fishing in the State of Alaska will remain open, consistent with published regulations during the 2020 season, subject to compliance with the State of Alaska Public Health Mandates.

    When traveling to participate in sport or personal use fisheries that occur outside of their communities of residence, the public must conduct fishing activities as close to their home residence as possible.

    Local mandates may be authorized under Public Health Mandate 012. Find out local mandates in communities through which you plan to travel and abide by them.

    Totally provision your trip from your community of origin. Don’t plan on buying food, drinks or even fuel after you begin your trip and until you return home. Practice social distancing while sport or personal use fishing and wear face coverings as suggested in Health Alert 010 issued April 3.

    Subsistence fishing remains open and unrestricted under the issued health mandates.

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