The Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Cordova today issued the following announcement:
April 22, 2010
Prince William Sound commercial shrimp season, second period
The first fishing period of the Prince William Sound Area E commercial shrimp pot fishery closed on April 18 and produced a harvest of approximately 13,000 pounds from 109 landings by 68 vessels.
Gale-force winds during the fishing period affected participation in the fishery as well as fishery performance. Therefore, a second commercial shrimp pot fishing period will open at 8 a.m. April 24 and close at 8 p.m. April 29.
The hours that fishing gear can be operated is also increased to 12 hours per day. Shrimp pot gear may only be deployed and retrieved from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.
The maximum number of shrimp pots that may be operated from a vessel remains at 20.
More information here.
Petersburg crabber nets $1,500 in fines
2 weeks ago