Fall Dungeness opens Oct. 1 with 1.3 million pounds expected

The numbers are in from the summer season of the Southeast Alaska commercial Dungeness crab fishery which closed in mid-August. Over the two months that the season was open, 2.58 million pounds of Dungeness crab was harvested in Registration Area A, with 148 permit holders reporting landings.

Joseph Stratman of the Department of Fish and Game says the department estimates another 1.3 million pounds will be harvested once the fall season opens Oct. 1.

The Department of Fish and Game does not conduct surveys for Dungeness crab stock, instead the fishery is managed using information gathered thro...


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