Sam Cotten, Commissioner
Douglas Area Office
Juneau. . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the Juneau Area (Section 11-A) personal use red and blue king crab fishery winter season will close at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 31, 2017.
Analysis of effort levels and harvest projections indicate the 2017/2018 winter season personal use harvest allocation of approximately 2,000 red king crabs will be achieved by the time of the closure. Significant participation in the winter season, combined with good harvest rates resulted in a shorter than anticipated fishery.
Participants in the winter fishery are asked to return their permits to the ADF&G office at their earliest convenience.