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DEMERSAL SHELF ROCKFISH FISHERY ANNOUNCEMENT
« on: March 13, 2012, 08:59:11 PM »
DEMERSAL SHELF ROCKFISH FISHERY ANNOUNCEMENT
Sitka. . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the directed fishery for
demersal shelf rockfish (DSR) will close in the East Yakutat (EYKT) Section at 4:00 p.m. on Monday,
March 12, 2012. The allocation for the directed DSR fishery in EYKT is 81,144 round lb (36.8 metric
tons). Over 68,000 lb have been taken in this fishery and it is estimated that the remainder of the quota
will be taken at the time of the closure.
The directed DSR fishery remains open in the Southern Southeast Outside (SSEO) Section and the
Northern Southeast Inside (NSEI) and Southern Southeast Inside (SSEI) Subdistricts. These areas will
remain open until allocations are taken or until 4:00 p.m. on March 16, whichever occurs first. Catch and
effort will be closely monitored and area closures may occur on short notice. Closures will be announced
by news release and on the United States Coast Guard “Notice to Mariners” report and the National
Weather Service broadcast. Updates of area closures will also be available on the Groundfish Hotline at
907-747-4882.
For additional information regarding the 2012 directed DSR fishery, refer to the ADF&G news releases
issued on December 30, 2011 and January 27, 2012.
The emergency order corresponding with this announcement is EO 1G0612.

 

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