Cook Inlet Closed to Octopus Retention

The ADF&G announced today that the retention of octopus in the Cook Inlet Area will close at 5:00 p.m. March 21, 2013.

According to provisions of 5 AAC 38.360 Cook Inlet Area Octopus Management Plan, there is no open season for directed fishing for octopus, but retention as bycatch is allowed up to an annual guideline harvest level (GHL) of 35,000 pounds.



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