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Red & Blue King Crab Fishery Harvest
Southeast Alaska & Yakutat Commercial Fisheries

 

Red king crab harvest, number of landings, and number of permits in Registration Area A (Southeast Alaska) by year or season, 1960 to present. The data from 1960–1969 include all three species of king crab (red, blue, and golden) from all of Southeast Alaska including Yakutat. Yakutat king crab is included in the 1969/70 season.

Year/Seasona Total catch Number of landingsb Number of permitsc
1960a 3,424
1961a * * *
1962a 1,289,550 8
1963a 1,112,200 8
1964a 820,530 9
1965a 579,300 7
1966a 105,899 8
1967a 599,078 7
1968a 2,199,722 19
1969a 1,899,930 122 39
1969/70a 1,438,226 401 33
1970/71 389,373 150 20
1971/72 670,645 183 19
1972/73 528,025 198 19
1973/74 758,103 234 29
1974/75 535,534 201 46
1975/76 356,771 170 32
1976/77 328,145 174 35
1977/78 234,494 138 34
1978/79 443,639 165 34
1979/80 658,087 229 39
1980/81 532,674 193 35
1981/82 524,240 172 46
1982/83 412,474 114 58
1983/84 280,681 119 97
1984/85 270,495 121 95
1985–1992 Fishery Closed
1993/94 202,384 180 83
1994/95 256,267 246 84
1995/96 357,815 203 73
1996/97 428,540 217 79
1997/98 308,322 187 76
1998/99 Fishery Closed
1999/00 289548 215 77
2000/01 Fishery Closed
2001/02 296,967 177 77
2002/03 233,630 154 75
2003/04 193,759 93 67
2004/05 Fishery Closed
2005/06 209,799 113 58
2006–2010 Fishery Closed

* Fewer than 3 permits fished; information is confidential.

a Data for years 1960 through the 1969/70 season are taken directly form the last board report.

b Total landings are the number of unique fish tickets reporting king crab landings in any combination in a season.

c Total permits are the number of unique CFEC numbers the made landings in a season.

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