Shrimp Fisheries in Southeast Alaska
Four varieties of shrimp are taken at various times throughout the year by those with permits, with recent catches topping a million and a half pounds, worth nearly $3 million at the docks.
“We have 19 different areas around Southeast and each has its own appropriate harvest level for sustainability.”
Dave Harris is area manager with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Juneau.
In fact, shrimp trawling is Southeast’s longest ongoing fishery since 1915.
Beam trawlers target tiny northern, or pink, shrimp and larger sidestripes, mostly near Petersburg and Wrangell...
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