2022 Tanner crab season opens on February 11


February 17, 2022

Photo courtesy of Troy Larson

Adam Swanson hauls in a Tanner crab ring net in the Wrangell Narrows as a clear sky tries to burn off Monday's fog.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the start of the 2022 Southeast Alaska commercial Tanner crab fishery which opened on February 11 at noon after registration for the season closed.

According to the announcement, core areas will be open until February 18 at noon for a total of seven fishing days, non-core areas will be open until February 23 at noon for a total of 12 fishing days, and exploratory area will be open until March 9 at noon for a total of 26 fishing days.

All three areas are open at the beginning of the season, but most of the effort is concentrated in the core ar...

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