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On March 20-23, 2012 the Alaska Board of Fisheries will hold the Statewide Dungeness Crab, Shrimp, and Miscellaneous Shellfish Meeting in Anchorage. In 2010, the state fisheries board passed a Prince William Sound commercial shrimping plan that allows a commercial harvest when the surplus estimate exceeds 110,000 pounds. Proposals 358-361 of this Alaska Board of Fisheries Meeting call for the closure of the commercial shrimp pot industry in Prince William Sound. Fewer PWS shrimp reportedly being harvested may lead to a necessary pot reduction for sport and recreational fishing as well.