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State denies commercial crabbers Southeast fishery

...believe that Fish and Game's survey is capturing a representative number of king crabs. Al Tingley, a Fish and Game shellfish biologist, defended the survey, saying that it trapped king crabs from 80 percent of the Southeast fishing grounds...
Alaska Digest

...level, and the guideline harvest level, we expect a four- to six-day season," said state Department of Fish and Game shellfish biologist Forrest Bowers. Last year, the fleet caught the smaller quota in just 68 hours, a record-breaking pace...
Commercial, personal-use crabbers spar over access to adequately manage Dungeness crab by restricting the size of the male crabs that can be caught, said Fish and Game shellfish biologist Gretchen Bishop. Some residents, such as Gordon Harrison, who has a cabin in Funter Bay, monitor the...
Fishery managers concerned about soft-shell crab catch

...for brown crab in Frederick Sound on Feb. 20, expecting to exceed the 260,000-pound harvest level. Fish and Game Shellfish Management Project Leader Joe Stratman did express a concern. "One thing we noticed in the East Central fishery...
ADF&G announces Tanner, golden king crab closings

...crabs in core and non-core areas will be determined by how quickly harvest guideline levels are filled. Fish and Game Shellfish Manager Project Leader Joe Stratman said some areas may close in a week while others will be open a few months, depending...
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