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On 4/30/20, ADF&G released the following announcement:
“The SSEI sablefish fishery will Open 8:00 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2020, for both the longline and pot fisheries. The SSEI sablefish fishery will close for both the longline and pot fisheries at 12:00 noon, Sunday, November 15, 2020…Sablefish may be taken in the directed SSEI sablefish fishery only by longline and pots…” For the complete ADF&G announcement, go HERE.
Under Alaska’s Health Mandates 10, 11, 12,and 17, commercial fishing is an Essential Business and is part of Alaska’s Essential Services and Critical Infrastructure. Commercial fishermen should ensure that all travel and other activities in support of commercial fishing operations follow protocols in Alaska COVID-19 Health Mandates. COVID-19 Health Mandates may be found here: gov.alaska.gov/home/covid19-healthmandates/
Ed. note: For a fascinating NOAA article about the science behind the management of the species & the fishery, go to the Alaska Fisheries Science Center page HERE.
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