Normal Length Dungeness Crab Season

Juneau. . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (department) announced today that the 2012/2013 commercial Dungeness crab fishing season in Southeastern Alaska will not be reduced in duration and will remain as described in 5 AAC 32.110. In accordance with the Southeastern Alaska Dungeness Crab Management Plan [5 AAC 32.146], the department has projected total season harvest based on landings and effort data from the first full week of fishing. The projection indicates that total season harvest will exceed the 2.25 million pound threshold specified in 5 AAC 32.146 and thereby season length will not be decreased.

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