PWS commercial shrimp pot fishery opens April 15

Registration is open through 5 p.m. on April 1 for the Prince William Sound commercial shrimp pot fishing season, which opens April 15, with an allocation of 68,100 pounds.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game advises that all participants must possess a 2019 P09E or P91E interim use permit available from the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and a Prince William Sound area vessel registration. CFEC permits are available at cfec.state.ak.us/forms/Commercial_Fishing_Permit_Application.pdf or paper forms from ADF&G offices in Cordova, Anchorage, Soldotna and Homer, and by appointment with Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Seward and Valdez.

Fishery management and other pertinent regulations may be found in Chapters 31 and 39 of the 2019-2021 Statewide Commercial Shrimp, Dungeness Crab and Miscellaneous Shellfish book, available online at http://adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishregulations.commercial.