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S.E. Dungeness crab closes


February 27, 2020

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that the season for the commercial Dungeness crab fishery in Registration Area A (Southeast) will close in Districts 1 and 2, and Section 13-B outside of the Sitka Sound Special Use Area [5 AAC 32.150(10)], by regulation at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 28 consistent with 5 AAC 32.110(3).

All Dungeness crab must be landed within 24 hours of a closure [5 AAC 32.031(d)]. Vessel operators unable to meet this deadline must contact department shellfish staff within the 24 hours following the closure to request authorization to possess Dungeness...

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