CLOSURE OF THE WESTERN SECTION OF THE SOUTH PENINSULA DISTRICT TANNER CRAB FISHERY – Date Issued: 01/19/2012

Posted on: January 20th, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: AK DF&G Announcements, Community Window

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CLOSURE OF THE WESTERN SECTION OF THE SOUTH PENINSULA DISTRICT TANNER CRAB FISHERY
EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 4-S-4-12

All waters of the Western Section of the South Peninsula District will close to Tanner crab
fishing at 5:59 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2012. Catch reports indicate total harvest will
approach survey estimates of allowable Tanner crab surplus. Further harvest is not warranted to
protect the long-term health of Tanner crab in this area.

All pots within the closed area must be unbaited and doors open at the time of the closure.
Unbaited pots may be stored in the closed area in waters deeper than 25 fathoms for 72 hours.
After 72 hours, all pots remaining in the closed area must be removed from the water or placed
in waters shallower than 25 fathoms. Vessels operators are required to deliver crab harvested
from the Western Section prior to targeting Tanner crab in the Eastern Section of the South
Peninsula District.