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Southeast Alaska Commercial Fisheries Update: Cuke areas to open

KETCHIKAN (KDN) —  The 2017-18 commercial dive fishery for sea cucumbers will continue with harvest openings on Monday and Tuesday, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Opening times will differ, depending on the area.

The Southern Ernest Sound (Subdistrict 107-10) will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday,

The Revillagigedo Channel, Thorne Arm, and East Behm Canal 101-41, 43, and 53), West Behm Canal (101-85), Stikine Strait and Chichagof Passage (108-10, 20, and 40), and Excursion Inlet and Homeshore (114-25-002 and 114-80) areas will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday,

The Boca de Quadra (Subdistrict 101-30), Moira Sound (102-30), Thorne Bay and Kasaan Peninsula (102-70), Eastern shore of Dall Island and Soda Bay (103-40), Northern Ernest Sound (107-20), Bradfield Canal, Blake Channel and Eastern Passage (107-40 and 45), South Mitkof and North Zarembo Islands (108-30), Southeast Baranof (109-10 and 13), Northern Chatham Strait (112-16, 17, 63 and 65), Southern Sitka Sound (Subdistricts 113-38 and 41), Peril Strait (113-51, 52, 53, 54, and 59), will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday.

The 2017-18 season opened during the first week of October. After this secend week of fishing, commercial harvest divers had landed more than 528,000 pounds of the available 1.23 million-pound guideline harvest level of sea cucumbers from the  18 harvest areas open during the 2017-18 season,

Restrictions apply.  For further information, contact Fish and Game.