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    Default Sable fish catch limits go up

    blackcod catch limits rise substantially

    2011 Annual Biological Catch (ABC) % of Change by Area


    E. Yakutat/Southeast 3,100t +14%

    W Yakutat 1,830t +24%

    Central 4,740t +5%

    Western 1,620t -2%

    Gulf of Alaska 11,290t +9%

    Aleutians 1,900t -8%

    Bering Sea 2,850t +2%


    Total 16,040 +5%

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    Very interesting. I wonder what the state will do in the PWS state sablefish fishery. Our catch rate was pretty dismal last year, so we were expecting a decline in the catch limits. That's not announced until spring for the state fishery, but this is certainly an interesting precursor. Thanks for posting this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Very interesting. I wonder what the state will do in the PWS state sablefish fishery. Our catch rate was pretty dismal last year, so we were expecting a decline in the catch limits. That's not announced until spring for the state fishery, but this is certainly an interesting precursor. Thanks for posting this.
    Certainly a good question Brian. I got this info from a fishing organization that carries the fleet policy insurance on my boat. They are located in Juneau and I always get good scuttlebutt right away when its fresh lol. It would certainly be worth forwarding to the state biologist in charge of the sound fishery

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullbush View Post
    blackcod catch limits rise substantially
    Well, Almost,..... or Not Quite Everywhere,.......

    You had me going for a bit there Fullbush, but alas,
    Not up in my area, the Fabled Western Gulf....Oh well, Darn Valuable Fish anywhere you can get 'em, not complaining here
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    How far west does the West Yakutat district cover? Cape suckling? maybe all the way to st.elias? 24% wowzer

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    We are supposed to be at the bottom in our down cycle for halibut too, and things should be improving every year. Hopefully we'll be seeing some increases in 2c halibut too.

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