Division-of-Commercial-Fisheries, Alaska-Department-of-Fish-and-Game (CF.Adfg.State.Ak.US)regulates the method:
and season(s) based on species:
bairdi-Tanner, Blue-King, Brown-King, Dungeness, Golden-King, opilio-Tanner, & Red-King
Alaska-Peninsula, Bering-Sea/Bristol-Bay, Kodiak, Norton-Sound, Southeast, & Yakutat
Many-seasons open up on-or-after October 15th.,
and range from a couple-weeks to several (usually-"Winter") months,
based on various population/sustainability estimates/surveys.