Golden Brown King Crab Announcement

Petersburg . . . As announced in a December 11, 2008 news release, the season for the 2008/09
commercial golden king crab fishery in Southeast Alaska will open concurrently with the Tanner crab fishery at 12:00 noon on Sunday, February 15, 2009.
Guideline Harvest Levels
The overall guideline harvest level (GHL) for this season in Registration Area A is 590,000 pounds. The guideline harvest levels set within the guideline harvest ranges (GHRs) are as follows:
Management Area        Guideline Harvest Range          2008/09 GHL
Northern                                   0 – 145,000                        145,000
Icy Strait                                   0 – 55,000                            55,000
North Stephens Passage            0 – 25,000                            20,000
East Central                              0 – 225,000                        225,000
Mid Chatham                            0 – 150,000                        100,000
Lower Chatham                        0 – 50,000                            25,000
Southern                                   0 – 25,000                            20,000
Total Reg. Mgmt Areas              0 – 675,000                        590,000

The announcement when posted should be located here http://documents.cf1.adfg.state.ak.us/SubtopicContents.po?ERA=Current&TOPIC=10&SUBTOPIC=bki

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