Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The red and blue king crab season in Section 11-A has opened.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced that the 2018/2019 winter personal-use red and blue king crab season in Section 11-A, which opened at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1, will be managed in-season, likely closing by emergency order.
Analysis of data from the 2018 Juneau leg of the annual red king crab survey indicates sufficient stock abundance to allow prosecution of the Section 11-A personal use red and blue king crab fishery. The winter season fishery will proceed with the following daily bag and possession limits and restrictions:
• The fishery opens at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1, and will close by emergency order or March 31, whichever comes first.
• Daily bag and possession limit for the red and blue king crab fishery is two male crabs per household permit.
• Winter seasonal limit for the red and blue king crab fishery is three male crabs per household permit.
• King, Tanner or Dungeness crab may only be taken using one pot or two ring nets per vessel, or diving during this fishery.
• A household permit is required to participate in the fishery and permits will be available online. Assistance with online permits is available at the Douglas ADF&G office at 802 3rd Street, and the ADF&G headquarters at 1255 W. 8th Street.
• Winter king crab harvest must be reported online (or permits may be returned to Douglas office) immediately once the seasonal limit has been reached or within seven days after the fishery closure if the seasonal limit was not reached or if the permit was not fished. Report online at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/sf/PU/.
• 11-A king crab personal use permits can be obtained online at https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/Store.
Residents are reminded that they must also be in possession of a valid sport-fishing license if 18 years or older prior to harvesting king crab.
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