Southeast Tanner and Golden King Crab Fishery starts Feb. 12th / Registration deadline Jan 14th

Douglas . . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the seasons for the 2007/08 commercial Tanner and golden king crab fisheries in Southeast Alaska will open by regulation at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 12, 2008. The season start for the Tanner and golden king crab fisheries was changed by the Alaska Board of Fisheries in 2005 to: “the smallest Juneau tidal range between February 10 and February 17” [5 AAC 35.110. and 5 AAC 34.110 (b)], with the intention of minimizing gear loss in the golden king crab fishery at the beginning of the season and minimizing the intensity in both fisheries by maintaining the golden king crab season concurrent with the Tanner crab season. The registration deadline for both fisheries will be Monday, January 14, 2008. According to SEC 16.05.065(b), registrants after that date will be required to pay a $45.00 late fee. The Department is in the process of finalizing the details of the Tanner crab fishery. These details will be announced in a subsequent news release. The guideline harvest levels (GHLs) for the upcoming golden king crab fishery will not change from the 2006/07 fishery. These GHLs and other details will be announced in a subsequent news release. Both the Tanner and GKC 2007/08 news releases will be announced during the week of January 7, 2008. 

News releases web site: http://documents.cf1.adfg.state.ak.us/TopicContents.po. 

Office Ketchikan Petersburg Wrangell Sitka Juneau Haines Yakutat 

ADFG 225-5195 772-3801 874-3822 747-6688 465-4250 766-2830 784-3255 

AWT 225-5111 772-3983 747-3254 465-4000 766-2533 

 

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