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Southeast Section closes for tanner fishing

One section of the Kodiak tanner crab fishery has closed for the season.

All waters of the Southeast Section of the Kodiak District closed to commercial Tanner crab fishing at 5:59 p.m. yesterday (January 19, 2022).

Inseason catch reports indicate the Southeast Section guideline harvest level will have been reached when all the numbers are added up.

Fishermen’s pots must be open and unbaited in the closed section. Open and unbaited pots may be stored in waters greater than 25 fathoms in depth for 7 days after the closure. After 7 days, all pots must be removed from the water or placed in waters 25 fathoms in depth or less.

Gales are in the forecast in the region through Monday.