Crab fishery opens July 1
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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that the summer personal-use red and blue king crab season in section 11-A wil be open July 1 through Sept. 30, or until the summer allocation has been harvested.
The red and blue king crab daily bag and possession limits for Section 11-A will be two legal male red or blue king crab per person. The summer seasonal household bag limit will be 20.
Fishermen must also obtain a valid resident sport-fishing license if 16 years or older, or must have a permanent identification card if they are a resident 60 years old or older.
For more information, visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game licensing Web page at http://www.admin.adfg.state.ak.us/license.
Summer harvest permits will also be available June 15 at the Douglas office at 802 Third St.