Chatham Annual Sablefish Harvest Objective Announced

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announced on May 31 that the 2017 Chatham commercial sablefish fishery annual harvest objective (AHO) is 720,250 round pounds.

There are 78 valid Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) permits for 2017, so the individual equal quota share (EQS) is 9,234 round pounds – a 10.7% increase from the 2016 EQS of 8,343 round pounds.

Read the full press release here

Photo courtesy of Steve Fish.