ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIVISION OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES NEWS RELEASE

Date Issued: 10/5/2015

Bristol Bay crab map Credit: fishex.com

Bristol Bay crab map
Credit: fishex.com

BRISTOL BAY RED KING CRAB SEASON OPENS OCTOBER 15

TOTAL ALLOWABLE CATCH ANNOUNCED

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have completed analysis of 2015 NMFS trawl survey results for Bristol Bay red king crab.

The 2015/16 Bristol Bay red king crab total allowable catch (TAC) is 9.974 million pounds and the fishing season will open October 15, 2015 at 12:00 noon and remain open through January 15, 2016. The 2015/16 TAC is apportioned as follows:

Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) 8,976,600 pounds

Community Development Quota (CDQ) 997,400 pounds

Total 9,974,000 pounds

Full press release here

Internet Link: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/applications/dcfnewsrelease/625296373.pdf .

 

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