Chignik Area Fisheries


The Chignik fishery area is on the southern coast of the Lake and Peninsula Borough on the Gulf of Alaska between Kupreanof Point in the east to Kilokak Rocks in the west

(See Map Here). Five Borough communities are located in this area: The City of Chignik, Chignik Lagoon Village, Chignik Lake Village, Perryville, and Ivanof Bay . All the villages are deeply engaged in Commercial and subsistence fishing. Commercially fished species include salmon, halibut, cod, and crab. For commercial fishery participation statistics for the Borough and by community go to the CFEC website here and here. Sport fishing opportunities are available in the City of Chignik and in Chignik Lagoon village. A borough wide list of lodges, Inns, B&B’s and hotels can be found here

Round 2 CARES Act Funds Now Available

Apply by October 31, 2022

PSMFC Link for info & applications:https://relief.psmfc.org/alaska-cares-act-information/

In March 2021, NOAA Fisheries announced the allocation of an additional $255 million in fisheries assistance funding as Round 2 funding. The funding will support activities previously authorized under Sec. 12005 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, CARES Act (Round 1). This funding is for fishery participants in all sectors: commercial, sport/charter, subsistence, and seafood processing. If you have questions you can call (888) 517-7262 or write to AKCares@psmfc.org

As a reminder, Round 1 amounts for Alaska fishery participants were as follows:

Commercial Harvesters $3,208.00 per share

Sport Fishing Charter $10,895.15 per share

Seafood Processing Sector $101,927.62 per share

Subsistence Users $380.68 per share

Also, PSMFC notes that remote villages and communities are highly encouraged to request applications in bulk to be mailed to a community leader or tribal liaisons.