From the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, 10/4/13

Landing a crab pot Credit: ASMI

Landing a crab pot
Credit: ASMI

The Bristol Bay red king crab harvest = 8.6 million pounds, similar to last year

Tanner Crab reopens – 3.1 million pounds

St. Matt’s and the Pribilof regions are closed

Numbers for opilio (snow crab) will be out next week.

Note:  Due to the shutdown of the federal government, NMFS has announced that issuance of individual fishing and processing quotas (IFQ and IPQ) may be delayed.