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Pot cod closes to big boats in Kodiak state waters

Fishing pots. (Photo byant55y76 / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Earlier this month, the state-waters Pacific cod pot gear season closed for big boats in the Kodiak area. Alaska Department of Fish and Game area management biologist Nat Nichols says there’s a provision that if the larger vessels catch 50 percent of the guideline harvest level for the pot cod fishery, they’re …

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Pot Cod: State, federal, and parallel fisheries

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Recently, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council decided to decrease the Pacific cod quota by 80 percent due to declines in cod numbers. Fishermen are looking at a less promising season than in previous years, but the federal cod fisheries still opened for the new year. KMXT took the opportunity to find out about some fishery basics. We …

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