Friday, April 30, 2010

A third shot at Prince William Sound spot shrimp

Here's the latest announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Cordova:

April 30, 2010

Prince William Sound commercial shrimp season, third period

The second fishing period of the Prince William Sound Area E commercial shrimp pot fishery closed at 8 p.m. April 29. Preliminary catch reports indicate a harvest of approximately 6,000 pounds by 18 vessels.

The cumulative harvest of approximately 19,000 pounds is 34 percent of the 55,000-pound guideline harvest level. Therefore, a third fishing period will open at 8 a.m. on May 1 and close at 8 p.m. May 7.

This fishing period may be extended depending upon effort levels and reported harvest.

More information here.

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