Commercial Dungeness crab fall season will have normal length


August 25, 2022

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last Thursday that the commercial Dungeness crab fall season in Southeast Alaska will have a normal length.

The length of the fall season was determined after an analysis revealed that an above-average proportion of male legal-sized soft-shelled Dungeness crabs discarded in the first week of the summer season contributed to the full season harvest projection failing to meet the management plan threshold according to Region I Lead Shellfish Biologist Joe Stratman.

The full season harvest estimate, calculated after the first week of the summer...

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