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Dungeness Crab (Cancer magister)
Management

The Dungeness crab fishery in Alaska has historically been managed by size, sex, and season or 3-S management. The size limit is 6.5 inches (165 mm), only males are harvested, and the fishery is closed during the female molt and mating period from mid-August to the end of September, and during most of the male molt period.

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