BRISTOL BAY RED KING CRAB FISHERY OPENS OCTOBER 15: TOTAL ALLOWABLE CATCH ANNOUNCED

Posted by Angela Styczynski:   The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the National Marine Fisheries Service have completed analysis of NMFS trawl survey data for Bristol Bay red king crab.   The 2010/2011 total allowable catch (TAC) is 14,839 million pounds. 13,355,100 pounds are delegated to IFQ (Individual Fishing Quota) while 1,483,900 pounds are appointed to CDQ (Community Development Quota). The 2010/2011 season will open at 12:00 noon on October 15 and remain open through January 15, 2011. There is no pot limit or buoy tag requirement for the 2010/2011 season and each vessel can carry up to 10 cod pots on board the vessel.   (https://www.fakr.noaa.gov/sustainablefisheries/crab/rat/adfg/093009bbrkc.pdf)

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