ADF&G prohibits filleting and de- heading of sport fish

Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Marine boat anglers returning to ports where and when on-site Alaska Department of Fish and Game creel surveys are conducted will be prohibited from filleting, mutilating and de-heading sport caught lingcod, non-pelagic rockfish and king and coho salmon. Marine boat anglers returning to any port on the road system of Juneau between Midnight today and Midnight Sunday September 13 may not fillet, mutilate or de-head these fish until the fish have been brought to shore and offloaded, unless the fish have been consumed or preserved on board.

The purpose of this restriction is to maximize information attained through ADF&G angler interview and dockside sampling programs. This action does not prohibit gutting and gilling fish before returning to the ports. Anglers may fillet and head king and coho salmon, lingcod and non-pelagic rockfish on board a vessel once it is tied up at a docking facility where the fish will be offloaded. For further information, contact the nearest ADF&G office.

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