(Released: September 07, 2023 - Expires: December 31, 2023)

CONTACT: Brittany Blain-Roth
Area Management Biologist
(907) 267-2186

Prince William Sound Sport and Subsistence Shrimp Fishery Season Closure and Harvest Reporting Reminder

(Prince William Sound) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) would like to remind anglers that the 2023 Prince William Sound noncommercial (sport and subsistence) shrimp season closes at 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2023.

All Prince William Sound shrimp permit harvest and effort information is important and must be reported online no later than October 15, 2023. Reporting is mandatory whether a permit holder went shrimping or not. Prompt and accurate reporting of the harvest information is necessary for managing this fishery. Returning permits by mail or hand-delivered is no longer an acceptable means of reporting. You may report your harvest on the ADF&G Mobile App or you can access the online harvest reporting page here. When you submit your online harvest report you will receive email documentation that your harvest report has been received by ADF&G.

In March 2022, the Alaska Board of Fisheries adopted regulation which requires a Prince William Sound shrimp permit holder to submit their harvest report online by the October 15, 2023 reporting deadline or you may be ineligible to participate in the Prince William Sound noncommercial shrimp fishery in 2024. If you have questions about online harvest reporting or need assistance, please contact your local ADF&G office.

For additional information about the Prince William Sound sport shrimp pot fishery, please contact Area Management Biologist, Brittany Blain-Roth in Anchorage at (907) 267-2186. For additional information about the PWS subsistence shrimp pot fisheries, please contact Area Management Biologist, Jan Rumble in Homer at (907) 235-8191.