The Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF) will hear two proposals pertaining to Norton Sound Commercial red king crab at their March 17 -20, 2015 meeting in Anchorage. The northern and southern Norton Sound Advisory Committees took up the proposals at their meetings in January.
Proposal number 269 (formerly ACR #4):
This proposal considers amending the Norton Sound Section red king crab harvest strategy to develop a guideline harvest level for the winter commercial season. BOF action on this proposal could affect the harvest level of both the winter and summer commercial fisheries.
Proposal number 270 (formerly ACR #5):
This proposal considers changing the duration of the Norton Sound winter through-the-ice commercial red king crab fishing season.
Norton Sound red king crab winter and summer commercial fishermen are encouraged to review these proposals, located on the ADF&G website. Written comments are due to the BOF by March 3, 2015:
- fax comments to 907-465-6094
- mail comments to P.O. Box 115526, Juneau, AK 99811-5526
- email comments in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org