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Dungeness Crab (Metacarcinus magister)
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Alaska Board of Fisheries

Management of Dungeness crab fisheries is achieved through regulations promulgated by the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF). The BOF holds regular meetings to revise old regulations or promulgate new ones and takes input from stakeholders at these meetings. For BOF meeting schedules, agendas, proposals, forms, and contact information please visit our Alaska Board of Fisheries webpage

Licenses and Permits

For commercial fishing licenses and permits including crewmember, catcher-seller, direct marketers, buyers, exporters, processors, transporters, reporting, please visit our Licenses and Permits webpage.

For commercial fishing entry permits, intent to transfer forms please visit the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) web site.

Fishery Openings/Updates

For commercial fishing regulation announcements, news releases, and emergency orders, please visit our ADF&G News Release page.

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