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Fall Dungeness crab open 30 days


August 17, 2017

PETERSBURG — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced August 15, that the 2017/2018 commercial Dungeness crab fall fishing season in Registration Area A (Southeastern Alaska) will be reduced in duration. All waters open to commercial Dungeness fishing in SE Alaska will open at 8:00 a.m. on Sun., October 1 and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tues., October 31, 2017.

In accordance with the Southeastern Alaska Dungeness Crab Management Plan [5 AAC 32.146(3)], the department has completed an analysis of the incidence of legal-size male soft-shelled crabs caught early in the summer season...

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