58-Foot Rule

A reader asked if there was a rule change this year regarding 58-foot limit seiners. Fishermen’s News Alaska corespondent Margie Bauman checked with member of the Alaska Board of Fisheries, who said there has been no change.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game had asked the board to define what an anchor roller is for the 58-foot limit seiners, as the board had done for the 32-foot drift gillnetters, but the board has decided to leave things status quo for this year.