Golden King Crab Management and Research


The U.S. federal government through the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) jointly manage the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands crab stocks, whereas the ADF&G solely manages the Gulf of Alaska crab stocks.


The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s research unit provides the biological and ecological information needed by managers to develop and implement sustainable management throughout Alaska.