Assistant Management Biologist
June 30, 2016
All noncommercial (sport, personal use and subsistence) Tanner crab fisheries in Cook Inlet (including Kachemak Bay and Kamishak Bay) and the North Gulf Coast will remain closed for the 2016 – 2017 season.
Surveys were last conducted in 2013 for Kachemak Bay and 2012 for Kamishak Bay. Survey results of legal male Tanner crab were well below that which is needed to open the fisheries. Since no surveys will be conducted in 2016, all areas of Cook Inlet and the North Gulf Coast will remain closed.
For more information, please contact biologists Carol Kerkvliet or Jan Rumble in Homer at 907-235-8191.