Normal Length Dungeness Crab Season Announced

Juneau. . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the 2008/09 commercial Dungeness crab season length in Southeast Alaska will remain unchanged as per 5 AAC 32.110. In accordance with the Southeast Alaska Dungeness Crab Management Plan [5 AAC 32.146], the department has projected the harvest from the first week’s landings and effort data. The projection indicates that the total season’s harvest will exceed 2.25 million pounds as required by 5 AAC 32.146 for a normal season length. For the 2007/08 season, the initial prediction was 3.5 million pounds and the eventual total season harvest was 5.4 million pounds.

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