Cutthroat Trout Management and Research


The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), along with a variety of federal land management entities are responsible for the management of the coastal cutthroat trout. Beginning in 1994, the board of Fish (BOF) began implementing a suite of regulations including size restrictions, bag limits, bait restrictions, and seasonal closures designed to preserve Alaska’s populations of coastal cutthroat trout.


ADF&G has undertaken several monitoring projects designed to track population trends in Southeast Alaska, although many more projects of this type are needed in order to provide the information needed by managers to confidently design and implement management plans.