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Lingcod bycatch closure announced for Inner Southeast


The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) announced Tuesday that retention of lingcod bycatch in commercial longline fisheries closed in the entire Southern Southeast Internal Waters (SSEIW) Sector at 11:59 p.m. yesterday evening.

The 2015 lingcod guideline harvest level for SSEIW longline fisheries is 2,080 round pounds. By Tuesday, 2,076 round pounds had been landed from this area. The lingcod bycatch season remains open for longline fisheries (excluding sablefish) of the Eastern Gulf of Alaska Area in the Icy Bay Subdistrict, East Yakutat Section, Northern Southeast Outside Section,...

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