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From an ADFG news release:
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the lingcod sport fishing seasons, bag and possession limits, annual limits, and size limits have been established for 2007. These regulations vary by area and are outlined on page 11 (Southeast Alaska) and page 22 (Yakutat) within the Southeast Alaska 2007 Sport Fishing Regulations Summary.
Effective May 16, 2007 the lingcod annual limit for guided and nonresident anglers will be one fish in all waters of Southeast Alaska east of 137° W. long (see map on page 11 of the sport fishery regulation summary booklet). Guided and nonresident anglers fishing in this area are reminded that upon landing and retaining a lingcod they must enter the date and location of harvest, in ink, on the back of their sport fishing license or harvest record reporting form before continuing to fish.
No lingcod annual limit was established for the Yakutat area.
Charter operators and crew members may not retain lingcod while clients are on board the vessel.
The Southeast Alaska 2007 Sport Fishing Regulation Summaries are available at all local ADF&G Sport Fish Division offices and at most sport fishing license vendors.
These regulations are designed to ensure that the sport harvest of lingcod does not exceed fishery allocations established by the Board of Fish. Recent (1998-2006) harvest trends in the Southeast Alaska sport fishery indicate the sport allocation would be exceeded in 2007 if these additional harvest restrictions were not implemented.
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