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Sport Fishing

Region 2-Southcentral News Release

(Released: March 06, 2018 - Expired: March 14, 2018)

Division of Sport Fish
Tom Brookover, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518


Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Sam Cotten, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526
www.adfg.alaska.gov


Contact: Kali Hulquist, Information Officer
(907) 267-2219

Wild Alaska Shrimp: How to Target ‘em in Prince William Sound

(Anchorage) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) staff is hosting a basic introductory seminar on shrimping in Prince William Sound (PWS) at the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery (WJHSFH) on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This seminar is being held in the WJHSFH conference room which is located at 941 North Reeve Boulevard, Anchorage.

This is a free event for all angler levels who are interested in learning how to target shrimp in PWS. ADF&G staff will discuss the species most commonly found in PWS, shrimping locations and depths, commonly used equipment and bait, shrimping regulations, and reporting requirements.

As a reminder, to participate in the shrimp pot fishery all anglers are required to have a permit on their person while shrimping. The PWS shrimping season is open from April 15 through September 15, 2018, with no bag limit. Starting in mid-March, PWS sport and subsistence shrimp permits will be available online.

Advanced registration is required, and space is limited, so sign up early! To register please contact the Anchorage Sport Fish Information Center at (907) 267-2218.