2018 Lingcod Fishing Regulations Announced

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The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

2018 Alaska lingcod regulations:

Yakutat Area

  • Season: May 16 – November 30.
  • Limits:
    • Residents – 1 daily, 2 in possession, no size limit.
    • Nonresidents – 1 daily, 1 in possession, size limit: 35 inches or greater in length and less than 50 inches in length, or 55 inches or greater in length. Annual limit of 2 fish, of which only one may be 55 inches or greater in length.
      • Nonresident anglers shall immediately record the date and location (body of water fished), in ink, of all lingcod harvested either on the back of their sport fishing license or on their nontransferable harvest record
  • Charter operators and crew members may not retain lingcod while clients are on board the vessel.

These regulations are also outlined on page 16 within the Southeast Alaska 2018 Sport Fishing Regulations Summary. The Southeast Alaska 2018 Sport Fishing Regulation Summaries are available at all local ADF&G Sport Fish Division offices, online at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishregulations.se_sportfish and at most sport fishing license vendors.

These regulations are designed to ensure that the sport harvest of lingcod stays within fishery allocations established by the Alaska Board of Fisheries.

Southeast Alaska 2018 Lingcod Sport Fishing Regulations Set For The Yakutat Area

Northern Southeast Area

  • Season: May 16 – November 30.
  • Limits:
    • Residents – 1 daily, 2 in possession, no size limit.
    • Nonresidents – 1 daily, 1 in possession, size limit: 30 inches or greater in length and less than 35 inches in length, or 55 inches or greater in length. Annual limit of 2 fish, one of which is 30 to 35 inches in length, one of which is 55 inches or greater in length.
      • Nonresident anglers shall immediately record the date and location (body of water fished), in ink, of all lingcod harvested either on the back of their sport fishing license or on their nontransferable harvest record.
  • Charter operators and crew members may not retain lingcod while clients are on board the vessel.

These regulations are designed to ensure that the sport harvest of lingcod stays within the sport fishery allocations established by the Board of Fisheries.

These regulations are also outlined on page 11 within the Southeast Alaska 2018 Sport Fishing Regulations Summary. The Southeast Alaska 2018 Sport Fishing Regulation Summaries are available at all local ADF&G Sport Fish Division offices, online at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishregulations.se_sportfish and at most sport fishing license vendors.

Southeast Alaska 2018 Lingcod Sport Fishing Regulations Set For The Northern Southeast Alaska Area

Southern Southeast Area

  • Season: May 16 – November 30.
  • Limits:
    • Residents – 1 daily, 2 in possession, no size limit.
    • Nonresidents – 1 daily, 1 in possession, size limit: 30 inches or greater in length and less than 45 inches in length, or 55 inches or greater in length. Annual limit of 2 fish, one of which is 30 to 45 inches in length, one of which is 55 inches or greater in length.
      • Nonresident anglers shall immediately record the date and location (body of water fished), in ink, of all lingcod harvested either on the back of their sport fishing license or on their nontransferable harvest record.
  • Charter operators and crew members may not retain lingcod while clients are on board the vessel.

These regulations are designed to ensure that the sport harvest of lingcod stays within the sport fishery allocations established by the Board of Fisheries.

These regulations are also outlined on page 11 within the Southeast Alaska 2018 Sport Fishing Regulations Summary. The Southeast Alaska 2018 Sport Fishing Regulation Summaries are available at all local ADF&G Sport Fish Division offices, online at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishregulations.se_sportfish and at most sport fishing license vendors.

 

Southeast Alaska 2018 Lingcod Sport Fishing Regulations Set For The Southern Southeast Alaska Area

For further information, contact the nearest ADF&G office or visit:
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/sf/EONR/index.cfm

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