Question by  TickleZombie89 (26)

What is the duration of the Alaskan crab fishing season?


Answer by  sooz (644)

The seasons last less than 4 weeks at a time in the fall and winter. The busiest months are October and January.


Answer by  LeheckaG (1826)

Division-of-Commercial-Fisheries, Alaska-Department-of-Fish-and-Game (CF.Adfg.State.Ak.US)regulates the method: crab-pots and season(s) based on species: bairdi-Tanner, Blue-King, Brown-King, Dungeness, Golden-King, opilio-Tanner, & Red-King and region: 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.


Answer by  Sam65 (198)

The Alaskan crab season depends on the species of crab being fished, but it is regulated by the government to a certain period and is generally about two weeks long.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well the season lasts from October to January. So that is about roughly 3 months. It is actually great to fish around this time. You will catch plenty of crabs and fish. This is the peak season to acquire fish and gain experience while doing it too. It is a great season.


Answer by  luvlexis83 (798)

For about 4 weeks of alaska's fall and 4 weeks of alaska's winter the most lucrative crab fisheries use 700 pound steel traps in search of Alaskan king crabs.


Answer by  davelang (235)

The Alaskan crab fishing season varies from year to year depending on tides flow and atmospheric pressure. Also, since the US government has recently placed a maximum on crabs, the season ends when the total quota is hit. This could range from 2 to 6 months and is usually pretty random.


Answer by  elizabeth17 (44)

Usually crab-fishing season occur between October and January.After 2005, each boat was given a quota based on their catch from previous years and how many crabs are available to catch. The fleet went from 251 boats down to 89. Now the seasons last from two to four weeks

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