The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:
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 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 11,
Analyses of effort levels and harvest projections indicate the 2018/2019 winter season personal use harvest allocation of 1,268 red and blue king crab 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 must report their king crab harvest online at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/sf/PU or return their permits to the Douglas office once the seasonal limit is reached or no later than January 18, 2019.
The Emergency Order corresponding with this announcement is EO 1C0519.