The Board of Fish met today by teleconference to discuss issues raised by implementing for the first time management measures listed in the management plan for abundance index less than 1.1.Â The Board of Fish passed a motion for an emergency regulation:
1.) that maintains 6 lines or the number of paying clients on board for charter operators;
2.) The resident restriction in August thru September for 48″ or larger only kings was removed; and in return
3.) the restriction on non-residents keeping fish under 48″ was moved earlier to July 15th instead of August 1st.
The savings from moving the non-resident restriction of 48″ or larger for kings kept to July 15th makes up for the estimated changes on line limits and removing the restriction from residents.