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SE Alaska shrimp beam trawl fishery to close


The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announced Wednesday that the District 8 commercial beam trawl shrimp fishery will be closed effective 11:59 p.m., Saturday, January 23, 2016.

Effort levels and harvest data obtained from fish tickets and call in information indicate that the upper bound of the 25,000 - 250,000 pound guideline harvest range for the fourth fishing period in District 8 will be reached at the time of the closure.

Shrimp tickets must be submitted to an ADF&G office within seven days of the closure. The District 8 shrimp beam trawl fishery will reopen May 1, 2016 for...

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