Looks like they put the end(well almost) to catching crab from charter boats.
Or at least they made it a whole lot harder.
Not sure how many charter boats were doing this but I know at least a couple of them in Homer have been.
Maybe this will allow us to keep our 5 a day in Homer this season. It would be nice for those of us who don't live in Homer to put a little more crab in our freezers. not that it's not that I can eat 5 a day.But since I don't live in Homer and spend 1/2 my time on the slope it is nice to have some crab in the freezer during the middle of winter while the roads are icy the weather is cold and my boat is tucked away in the shop.
Statewide News Release
(Released: May 20, 2011)
May 20, 2011
ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
Cora Campbell, Commissioner
DIVISION OF SPORT FISH
Charles O. Swanton, Director
Matt G. Miller
Region II Fisheries Biologist
Phone: (907) 267-2515
NEW REGULATIONS FOR TANNER AND KING CRAB FISHERIESThe Alaska Board of Fisheries approved regulation changes during the March meeting for Tanner and king crab sport fisheries.
All Waters Statewide
An owner, operator, or employee of a lodge, charter vessel, or other enterprise that furnishes food, lodging, or sport fishing guide services may not furnish to a client or guest of that enterprise, king or Tanner crab that has been taken under sport, subsistence, or personal use regulations, unless:
• The king or Tanner crab has been taken with gear deployed and retrieved by the client or guest;
• The gear has been marked with client’s or guest’s name and address as required;
• The king or Tanner crab is to be consumed by, or in the presence of, the client or guest.
Additionally captain and crew members of a charter vessel may not deploy, set, or retrieve their own sport, personal use, or subsistence gear when that vessel is being chartered.
North Gulf Waters
In the waters between Gore Point at 150° 57.85' W. long., and Cape Fairfield at 148° 50.25' W. long., no more than two pots per person with a maximum of six pots per vessel may be used to take Tanner crab under sport, subsistence, or personal use regulations.
Anglers are encouraged to review the “2011 Sport Fishing Regulations Summary Booklet” for any additional updated information for the area they plan to fish before they leave. For more information, contact your local ADF&G office, or the ADF&G website at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm...hingSport.main
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