Cook Inlet area fishermen have taken nearly the full 35,000-pound bycatch allowance of octopus.
And so, retention of octopus will be prohibited after 5 p.m. Thursday, says this announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
My understanding is that fishermen targeting cod or other fish retain octopus largely for use or sale as bait.
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