A Special Place
Glacier Bay National Park was designated as a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in 2009. Nationwide, more than 30 National Park units have been designated as MPAs and many more are currently being considered. Conservation is a primary goal of MPAs but recreational use is encouraged when compatible with conservation goals.
National Parks generally allow fishing only when it "will not unacceptably impact park resources or natural processes." Park objectives include preserving native fishes and their habitats and providing recreational fishing opportunities for the enjoyment of park visitors now and into the future.
Things to Know Before You Go:
The National Park Service (NPS) urges all anglers to review and know all relevant regulations guiding recreational fishing activity in Glacier Bay. Other aspects of the fishing experience may also benefit from self-education and pre-planning.
Last updated: February 20, 2018