SE Alaska Tanner and Golden King Crab Season Opens Feb. 17, Harvest Forecast Down from Last Year
SEAFOODNEWS.com [SeafoodNews] January 16, 2017
The 2016/2017 season for golden king crab in Southeast Alaska will open Friday, February 17, to a guideline harvest limit (GHL) that is 30 percent less than last season’s.
The Petersburg office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced a GHL of 105,000 pounds within seven management areas in Alaska’s panhandle, from approximately Wrangell north to Haines.
Last year’s GHL for golden king crab was 155,000 pounds. The areas where significant catch limit cuts were made was in East Central and Mid-Chatham Strait, where GHLs went from 30,000 lbs to 15,000 lbs and from 40,000 lbs to 20,000 lbs respectively...
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