October 6, 2014                         

AK red king crab Credit:  fishex.com

AK red king crab
Credit: fishex.com

From Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) —

 The 2014/15 Bristol Bay red king crab fishery will open October 15, 2014 at 12:00 noon and remain open through January 15, 2015.

 The TAC for the 2014/15 red king crab season is 9.986 million pounds- a 16 percent increase from last season’s 8.6 million pounds.   Apportioned as follows:

 Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) 8,987,400 pounds
Community Development Quota (CDQ) 998,600 pounds
Total 9,986,000 pounds


St. Matthew Island Blue King Crab Quotas


 Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) 589,500 pounds
Community Development Quota (CDQ) 65,500 pounds
Total 655,000 pounds


NO king crab fisheries at the Pribilof Islands and in Southeast Alaska.

NO word yet on Bering Sea snow crab numbers.