Southeast golden king crab fishery to open with much higher harvest level


January 11, 2024

Photo courtesy of of Adam Messmer, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Up-close and personal view of a golden king crab.

The 2024 commercial Tanner crab and golden king crab season in Southeast opens Feb. 17 at noon, and the registration deadline for both fisheries is Jan. 18.

For the 2024 golden king crab season, fishermen will be required to call-in to the department every single day. Mandatory call-ins the day before to state what management area they plan to fish in is new this year, beginning Feb. 16.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announced the guideline harvest level (GHL) in Registration Area A for golden king crab this season is 272,500 lb overall, with certain management areas seeing...

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