State announces non-pelagic rockfish sport fishing rules


The State Department of Fish and Game has set the regulations for non-pelagic rockfish for Southeast waters.

The regulations remained unchanged from last year’s season, which pertains only to non-pelagic, or deepwater rockfish, said Petersburg-Wrangell Area Management Biologist Doug Fleming.

“It appears to be for all purposes pretty much the same as last year,” he said.

The regulations for all Southeast waters are as follows:

All non-pelagic rockfish caught must be retained until the bag limit is reached.

Persons sport fishing from a charter vessel must use a deep water release mechan...

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