Monday, March 19, 2012

2012 South Alaska Peninsula Area State-Waters Pacific Cod Jig Season Opening Delayed

The National Weather Service (NWS) marine weather 48-hour forecast issued at 4 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2012 for Area 155 contained gale warnings. Therefore, the South Alaska Peninsula Area state-waters Pacific cod season for mechanical jigging machines and hand troll gear will be delayed for 24 hours.

If the NWS forecast issued at 4 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012 for Area 155 contains gale warnings, the season will be delayed for an additional 24 hours. Season opening delays may continue on a rolling basis for 7 days beyond the initial opening date.

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