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ADF&G News Release 12/24/20: Juneau Area (Section 11-A) Winter Personal Use Red & Blue King Crab Fishery
The 2020/2021 Section 11-A winter personal use red and blue king crab season will open at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, January 9, and close at 12:00 p.m., Sunday, January 10, 2021. Residents are encouraged to obtain their permits online at: www.adfg.alaska.gov/Store/.
Those requiring assistance with permits at the Douglas office will be required to schedule an appointment. Assistance with online permits is available at the Douglas Fish and Game Office (802 3rd St.) by appointment only. To schedule an appointment: April Rebert 907-465-4274; Adam Messmer 907-465-4853; Andrew Olson 907-465-4259; Email: DFG.DCF.SoutheastGKC@alaska.gov
To read the rest of this ADF&G announcement, go here: www.adfg.alaska.gov/
Advisory Announcement 12/18/20: This announces the registration process, opening date, and registration deadline for the 2020/2021 commercial Tanner and golden king crab fisheries in Southeast Alaska.
Tanner and golden king crab permit holders throughout Southeast will be required to call their area office (numbers listed below)and make an appointment with department staff prior to registering for the 2020/2021 season. Due to safety measures put in place by State of Alaska Health Mandates, the department recommends permit holders bring a check or exact cash for payment of buoy tags, a pen to sign the vessel registration form, and to wear a face covering. Permit holders are recommended to verify that their CFEC permit card and vessel license are valid for the 2021 season prior to making an appointment to register for the fishery. Questions about specific area office registration procedures or buoy tag sales should be directed to your local area office at the following phone numbers or emails listed below:
- Petersburg: Main Office (907) 772-3801; Tessa Bergmann (907) 772-5236, firstname.lastname@example.org; Joe Stratman (907) 772-5238, email@example.com
- Douglas: Adam Messmer (907) 723-3342, firstname.lastname@example.org; April Rebert (907) 465-4274, email@example.com
- Sitka: (907) 747-6688; Haines: (907) 766-2830; Ketchikan: (907) 225-5195
Due to the fluidity of the COVID-19 health crisis, it is recommended that permit holders begin the registration process earlier and allow for more time to complete registrations. Waiting to register until immediately prior to the fishery opening may result in delayed registration.
The 2020/2021 commercial Tanner and golden king crab fisheries in Southeast Alaska will open by regulation at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
The registration deadline for both fisheries is Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
Under Alaska’s Health Orders 5, 6, and 8, commercial fishing is an Essential Business and is part of Alaska’s Essential Services and Critical Infrastructure. Commercial fishermen should ensure that all travel and other activities in support of commercial fishing operations follow protocols in Alaska COVID-19 Health Orders. COVID-19 Health Orders may be found here: covid19.alaska.gov/health-order/. The Emergency Order corresponding with this advisory announcement is EO 1C0121.
For these and other current/recent ADF&G fishing advisories, go to: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=cfnews.main
Ed. note: Image #1 is Red King Crab. Image #2 is Blue King Crab. Below you can find some interesting links with photos & species info. about Red & Blue King Crab.
Link to source of Red King Crab image: www.alaskasealife.org//uploads/animals/images/red_king_crab_1.jpg
Home page of Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward: www.alaskasealife.org/aslc_resident_species/46
ADF&G Red King Crab species profile: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=redkingcrab.printerfriendly
ADF&G Blue King Crab species profile: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=bluekingcrab.printerfriendly
Link to 12/2013 Alaska Sea Life article on blue king crab with photo by Caitlin DeGrave:
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