ADFG Looking for 3 Gillnet Vessels for District 8 Test Fishery

ADFG is soliciting bids for three drift gillnet vessels to conduct test fishing in Section 8-B from Stat week 19 (May 3 – 9) through Stat week 25 (June 14-20)  Test fishing will start on Wednesdays at 8:00 am for 24 hours.  The fishing areas are Woodpecker Cove; Baht Harbor/Criag Point; and Northwest Woronkofski.  Purpose of the test fishery is to develop an additional inseason indicator of Stikine River king salmon run strength.  Nets must be standardized.  For additional information check out the full news release at http://documents.cf1.adfg.state.ak.us/AdfgDocument.po?DOCUMENT=20678 or call ADFG – Troy Thynes at 772-3801

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