State-Waters Cod Season Opens to Pot Gear as Federal Pot Gear Season Closes in Gulf of Alaska
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - February 22, 2017
The Pacific cod season in state waters will open to pot gear in Prince William Sound (Area E) and Cook Inlet (Area H) at noon on Friday, February 24, 2017. The parallel seasons for jig and longline gear remains open until closed by emergency order from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
The season follows the closure of the parallel Pacific cod pot season one day before. This coincides with the National Marine Fisheries Service closure of the Pacific cod pot gear sector int he federal Central Gulf of Alaska.
For the state-waters season in Prince William Sound, a guideline harvest level of 4,338,141 lbs. is split between...
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