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The areas of Alaska as we describe them are divided up into 5 areas. We describe these areas in greater detail in a section that follows but will go over them briefly because it will give you a better understanding of the fishery calendar in this section.


In other parts of Alaska, the Alaskan King Crab fishing season is much different. Take the southeast portion of the state. Golden king crabs can only be caught in the spring, while red and blue king crab season is open throughout a good portion of the fall and in the early winter.


Alaskan king crab fishing is carried out during the fall months in the waters off the coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.The commercial harvest is performed during a very short season, and the catch is shipped worldwide. Large numbers of king crab are also caught in Russian and international waters.. In 1980, at the peak of the king crab industry, Alaskan fisheries produced up to ...


Alaskan king crab fishing occurs during the fall and winter months. The peak season of crab fishing usually is between October and January, it lasts only for several weeks. During this period the restaurants of Juneau, Seward, Anchorage, and other cities serve the freshest king crabs ever. Taste de


The Bering Sea snow crab fishery is off to an early start in hopes of avoiding sea ice. "Usually nobody goes fishing until after Christmas. The bulk of the activity usually picks up in January ...


Home » Types of Alaska Crab Types of Alaska Crab. ALASKA CRABBING INDUSTRY DETAILS Alaska King Crab. Alaska Dungeness Crab. King Crab used to be the golden child of the crabbing fishery in Alaska. Sea Captains had reported earnings of $150,000 in a three-week season during the 80s. Granted this represented a significant peak in the crabbing ...


Crab catches dominate Alaska’s fish news in early October as boats gear up for mid-month openers in the Bering Sea. As expected, crabbers will see increased catches for snow crab after the annual survey showed a 60 percent boost in market-sized males and nearly the same for females (only male crabs can be retained for sale).


https://www.adfg.alaska.gov Commercial Fishing Seasons in Alaska This summary is intended as a general guide only and is non-bind-ing. For detailed regulatory information refer to local area offices. Season lengths indicated in this summary are subject to closure by emergency order as guideline harvest objectives are met or as


ALASKAN CRAB FISHING 101 • DEADLIEST CATCH boats follows 2 crab seasons: red king crab and opilio crab. • Red king crabs are the largest crab species, weighing an average of six to 10 pounds (with the record female and male weighing 10.5 and 24 pounds, respectively. The male’s leg span was nearly five feet […]


The Season. Fishermen are legally entitled to go after opilio crab (Chionoecetes opilio) after October 15, when the king crab season opens. However, most crews wait until January – the traditional opening of the season – to pursue the crabs, also known as snow crabs, in part because the commercial appeal of opies caught earlier in the season is lower than that of those harvested later.