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    Default New shrimping regulations

    It is a new year and at least one new shrimping regulation has started. This year, those using RIGID mesh pots have a new biodegradeable escape size opening regulation.

    A 4" square opening is now reguired. "NOT 4 square inches." It must be 4" x 4" as I read the new regulation. That means 4 squares each way on a 1" mesh pot and 5 squares each way on a 7/8" mesh pot.

    The old regulation was written for nylon mesh pots. With the increased use of rigid pots, a new regulation was written.
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    Thanks Dave!

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    Default Shrimp pot regs for 2007

    5AAC 39.145 ESCAPE MECHANISM FOR SHELLFISH AND BOTTOMFISH POTS



    (4) Effective January 1, 2007 all subsistence, personal use, and sport shellfish pots constructed of rigid mesh, except Dungeness crab pots which have a pot lid tie-down that complies with (1) of this section, must have at least one opening in a sidewall, which may include the tunnel, of the pot. The opening in a king crab or Tanner crab pot must be equal to or exceed a 12 inch by 8 inch rectangle; the lower long edge of the opening must be parallel to and within 6 inches of the bottom of the pot. The opening in a Dungeness crab pot must be equal to or exceed a 10 inch by 6 inch rectangle; the lower long edge of the opening must be parallel to and within 6 inches of the bottom of the pot. The opening in a shrimp pot must be equal to or exceed a 4 inch square; the lower edge of the opening must be parallel to and within 6 inches of the bottom of the pot. The opening may be covered with a single panel secured to the pot with no more than four single loops of untreated, 100 percent cotton twine no larger than 30 thread. Each single loop of cotton twine may contain only one knot and may not be laced along the opening. The panel must be attached to the pot in a manner that when the cotton twine degrades the panel will drop away from the opening, exposing the opening fully.

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    Thanks for the info.

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