Just picked up my PWS shrimp permit at F&G and got the low down on the Commercial opener.
20 pot limit
4 days, 4/15 through 4/18
So do the math:
55,000 lbs / 3100 pots = 17.7 lbs per pot
Thatís about 4.5 lbs of shrimp per day per pot.
At that rate the opener will be at its limit in the first 24 hr if all boats participate.
But with a 20 pot limit per boat I canít imagine there will be high participation.
So not having read into the regs that much Iím wondering if permit holders are going to be allowed to combine? It will be interesting to see how this all pans out.
Will definitely be avoiding area E during the opener.