2015 Chignik & South Alaska Peninsula Area State-Waters Pacific Cod Pot Gear Season Opening Date
ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
DIVISION OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES
Sam Cotten, Commissioner
Jeff Regnart, Director
Contact: Kodiak Office
Mark Stichert 351 Research Court
Groundfish Management Biologist Kodiak, Alaska 99615
Phone: (907) 486-1840
Date Issued: 02/13/2015
Fax: (907) 486-1824
2015 South Alaska Peninsula Area State-Waters Pacific Cod
Pot Gear Season Opening Date
The South Alaska Peninsula Area state-waters Pacific cod season for vessels using pot gear will
open at noon Saturday March 7, 2015 unless delayed by marine weather forecast.
Pot vessels are
restricted to operating no more than 60 groundfish pots. Buoy tags are required for all pot gear.
During the seven days prior to the state-waters season opening, open and unbaited pot gear may
be stored on fishing grounds at any depth. Pot gear may not be baited until the pot season opens.
The 2015 South Alaska Peninsula Area state-waters Pacific cod guideline harvest level (GHL) is
25,596,991 pounds. Pot vessels are allocated 85 percent of the GHL or 21,757,443 pounds.
All vessels participating in the South Alaska Peninsula Area state-waters Pacific cod season may
not exceed 58 feet in overall length. Vessel operators must obtain a miscellaneous finfish pot
gear interim-use permit card from the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and an exclusive
area state-waters vessel registration from ADF&G prior to participating in the state-waters
season. Registration and buoy tags are available at ADF&G offices in Kodiak and Dutch
Harbor, the False Pass City Office, Trident Seafoods in Sand Point, and Peter Pan Seafoods in
King Cove and Sand Point.
Vessel operators using pot gear during the state-waters Pacific cod season are required to report
the following information to ADF&G daily;
1) Fishing location;
2) Number of pot lifts for the previous 24-hour reporting period; and
3) Pounds of Pacific cod retained for the previous 24-hour fishing period.
Reports will be taken by ADF&G between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. daily by satellite dispatch
(7894). Vessels operators may also report by phone (907-486-1840) or email
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Vessels without satellite service may relay reports through other
fishing vessels or local processors. Vessel operators interested in making alternative reporting
arrangements are encouraged to contact ADF&G prior to the season opening.
For additional information, contact ADF&G in Kodiak at 486-1840.