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Lingcod fishery allocations announced for 2017


The Department of Fish and Game announced late last week its opening for the directed lingcod fishery will be starting next month.

For the outside waters of Southeast District, east of 144° W., the fishery opens May 16 just after midnight. Lingcod management areas will remain open to directed lingcod fishing until November 30 or when harvest allocations are taken, whichever occurs first.

In round pounds, the largest allocation will be for the East Yakutat section between 137° and 140° W., at 111,000. The next largest allocation will be for Central Southeast Outside (refer to map) at 86,4...

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