Petersburg . . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the season length for the 2008/09 commercial Tanner crab fishery in Southeast Alaska. The 2008/09 season will open by regulation at 12:00 noon on Sunday, February 15, 2009. The season will close in â€˜coreâ€™ fishing areas after six fishing days at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 21, 2009 and close in â€˜non-coreâ€™ areas after eleven fishing days at 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 26, 2009. Written descriptions of closed, core, and noncore areas, and a map for visual reference, are included in this news release.
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