April 25, 2013 | Vol. 111, No. 17

Filleting and de-heading prohibited in Southeast Alaska sport fisheries

Marine boat anglers returning to ports in Petersburg from 12:01 A.M. Monday, April 29 through 11:59 P.M. Sunday, September 1, 2013, will be prohibited from filleting, mutilating, and de-heading sport caught lingcod, non-pelagic rockfish, and king and coho salmon. Marine boat anglers returning to any port on the road system of the community during the designated times may not fillet, mutilate, or de-head these fish until the fish have been brought to shore and offloaded, unless the fish have been consumed or preserved on board.

The purpose of this restriction is to maximize information obtained through ADF&G angler interview and dockside sampling programs.

This action does not prohibit gutting and gilling fish before returning to the ports. Anglers may fillet and head king and coho salmon, lingcod, and non-pelagic rockfish on board a vessel once it is tied up at a docking facility where the fish will be offloaded.

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