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District 8 beam trawl fishing closes


January 31, 2019

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announced this week that the District 8 commercial beam trawl shrimp fishery closed January 23, 2019.

Effort levels and harvest data obtained from fish tickets and call in information indicate that the 94,000- pound guideline harvest level 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. Fishermen are reminded that catcher-sellers intending to sell shrimp to persons unlicensed to process shrimp (i.e. dock sales) must fi...

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