PUBLISHED: 7:53 PM on Wednesday, October 29, 2008
State, federal agencies promote safe crab season
JUNEAU - The Coast Guard, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Department of Fish & Game and Alaska Wildlife Troopers are teaming up to promote a safe King Crab Season, which officially began on Oct 22 at noon.

Alaska Department of Fish & Game research biologists have set the total allowable catch for the season at 20.3 million pounds. The fishing effort is expected to be moderate and steady, similar to last season.