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From an ADFG news release:

Marine boat anglers returning to ports where and when on-site ADF&G creel surveys are conducted will again be prohibited from filleting, mutilating, and de-heading sport caught lingcod, non-pelagic rockfish, king and coho salmon. Marine boat anglers returning to any port on the road system of the communities identified below, during the designated times, may not fillet, mutilate, or de-head these fish until the fish have been brought to shore and offloaded, unless the fish have been consumed or preserved on board:

Ketchikan: 12:01 A.M. Monday, April 23, through 11:59 P.M. Sunday, September 23, 2007.

Craig: 12:01 A.M. Monday, April 30, through 11:59 P.M. Sunday, September 9, 2007.

Klawock: 12:01 A.M. Monday, April 30, through 11:59 P.M. Sunday, September 9, 2007.

Sitka: 12:01 A.M. Monday, April 23, through 11:59 P.M. Sunday, September 23, 2007.

Juneau: 12:01 A.M. Monday, April 23, through 11:59 P.M. Sunday, September 23, 2007.

Petersburg: 12:01 A.M. Monday, April 23, through 11:59 P.M. Sunday, September 9, 2007.

Wrangell: 12:01 A.M. Monday, April 23, through 11:59 P.M. Sunday, September 9, 2007.

Haines: 12:01 A.M. Monday, May 7, through 11:59 P.M. Sunday, June 24, 2007.

Skagway: 12:01 A.M. Monday, May 21, through 11:59 P.M. Friday, August 31, 2007.

Gustavus: 12:01 A.M. Monday, May 7, through 11:59 P.M. Sunday, September 9, 2007.

Elfin Cove: 12:01 A.M. Monday, May 7, through 11:59 P.M. Sunday, September 9, 2007.

Yakutat: 12:01 A.M. Monday, April 30, through 11:59 P.M. Sunday, September 9, 2007.

Anglers are reminded that lingcod may be harvested only during open seasons (consult E.O. No. 1-LC-R-01-07 for specific areas and dates).

The purpose of this restriction is to maximize information attained through ADF&G angler interview and dockside sampling programs. Southeast Alaska management plans adopted by the Alaska Board of Fisheries require length and sex information for lingcod, weight information for non-pelagic rockfish, and identification of tagged salmon, which can only be obtained when fish are intact. On-site sampling is conducted during the fishing season at most harbors to estimate sport fishing effort and harvest, and contribution of hatchery and wild stocks of king and coho salmon to regional sport fisheries.

This action does not prohibit gutting and gilling fish before returning to the ports. For the purposes of this regulation, anglers may fillet and head king and coho salmon, lingcod, and non-pelagic rockfish on board a vessel once it is tied up at a docking facility where the fish will be offloaded.

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