(Released: September 12, 2017)

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

Contact: Jay Baumer, Area Management Biologist
(907) 267-2265

Prince William Sound Sport and Subsistence Shrimp Season Closes September 15

(Anchorage) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game would like to remind anglers that by regulation, the 2017 Prince William Sound sport and subsistence shrimp season closes at 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 15, 2017.

All Prince William Sound shrimp permit harvest reporting is due no later than October 15, 2017. Reporting is mandatory whether an angler used the permit or not. The prompt return of all permits is necessary to manage this popular fishery. Online reporting is preferred by ADF&G and harvests can be reported online

However, shrimp permits are self-addressed and can be folded, stamped and mailed, or personally delivered to the ADF&G Anchorage office, if permit holders are unable to enter harvest data online.

If you have questions regarding the Prince William Sound shrimp fishery, please contact Jay Baumer at 907-267-2265 or Brittany Blain at 907-267-2186 in Anchorage. For additional information, please contact the Sport Fish Information Center at (907) 267-2218.