Alaska Commercial Fishing Jobs Calendar

This calendar will give you a general idea of the dates of the various Alaska's commercial fisheries. In general companies and skippers start hiring three to six months before the season begins. Because each company and skipper has its own hiring schedule, hiring usually takes place all the way up to the beginning of the fishing season. There are also usually a number of job openings during the fishing seasons due to normal turnover.

The dates we use are approximate, so please use this calendar only as a general guide.

January | February | March | April | May
June | July | August | September
October | November | December

January Fisheries

Starting this month...

  • (Jan. 1 - Aug. 15)
    Region 4 - Pacific Cod (Pots) "A" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Jan. 15 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Eastern Aleutians Bairdi Tanner Crab
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Pollock AFA Inshore "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Pollock Catcher Processor "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Pollock Mothership "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - Nov. 1)
    Region 4 - Pacific Cod (Bering Sea - Trawl)
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Pacific Cod Catcher Processor (Trawl) "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Pacific Cod Catcher Vessel (Trawl) "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Eastern "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Central "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Western "A" Season

Ongoing fisheries...

  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Yakutat Shrimp Pot Season
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Beam Trawl Shrimp Season (three to four fishing periods w/i this time)
  • (Aug. 15 - May. 15)
    Region 4 - Gold King Crab (Aleutian Islands)
  • (Oct. 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Pot Shrimp Season - through roughly Feb. 28 (length depends on quota)
  • (Oct. 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Dungeness Crab Season - through Feb. 28 (some districts close on Nov. 30th)
  • (Oct. 1 - Apr. 14)
    Region 1 - Winter King Salmon Troll Season
  • (Oct. 15 - Mar. 31)
    Region 4 (Bering Sea) - Tanner Crab (Bairdi)
  • (Oct. 15 - May 15)
    Opilio (Snow Crab) - Bering Sea (Eastern District open through May 31)
  • (Oct. 15 - Jan. 15)
    Red King Crab Season (Bristol Bay)
  • (Dec. 3 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Herring (Food/Bait) (exact dates vary)

February Fisheries

Starting this month...

  • (Feb. 16 - approx. Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Golden King Crab
  • (Feb. 16 - approx. Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Tanner Crab

Ongoing fisheries...

  • (Jan. 1 - Aug. 15)
    Region 4 - Pacific Cod (Pots) "A" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Jan. 15 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Eastern Aleutians Bairdi Tanner Crab
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Pollock AFA Inshore "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Pollock Catcher Processor "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Pollock Mothership "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - Nov. 1)
    Region 4 - Pacific Cod (Bering Sea - Trawl)
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Pacific Cod Catcher Processor (Trawl) "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Pacific Cod Catcher Vessel (Trawl) "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Eastern "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Central "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Western "A" Season
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Yakutat Shrimp Pot Season
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Beam Trawl Shrimp Season (three to four fishing periods w/i this time).
  • (Aug. 15 - May. 15)
    Region 4 - Gold King Crab (Aleutian Islands)
  • (Oct. 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Dungeness Crab Season - through Feb. 28 (some districts close on Nov. 30th)
  • (Oct. 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Pot Shrimp Season - through roughly Feb. 28 (length depends on quota)
  • (Oct. 1 - Apr. 14)
    Region 1 - Winter King Salmon Troll Season
  • (Oct. 15 - Mar. 31)
    Region 4 (Bering Sea) - Tanner Crab (Bairdi)
  • (Oct. 15 - May. 15)
    Opilio (Snow Crab) - Bering Sea (Eastern District open through May 31)
  • (Dec. 3 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Herring (Food/Bait) (exact dates vary)

March Fisheries

Starting this month...

  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Blackcod (sablefish) Season
  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Halibut Season
  • (Mar. 17 - June 15)
    Region 1 - Herring (Roe on Kelp) Season (Dates vary by area)

Ongoing fisheries...

  • (Jan. 1 - Aug. 15)
    Region 4 - Pacific Cod (Pots) "A" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Jan. 15 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Eastern Aleutians Bairdi Tanner Crab)
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Pollock AFA Inshore "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Pollock Catcher Processor "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Pollock Mothership "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - Nov. 1)
    Region 4 - Pacific Cod (Bering Sea - Trawl)
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Pacific Cod Catcher Processor (Trawl) "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - Pacific Cod Catcher Vessel (Trawl) "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Eastern "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Central "A" Season
  • (Jan. 20 - ending date varies)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Western "A" Season
  • (Aug. 15 - May 15)
    Region 4 - Gold King Crab (Aleutian Islands)
  • (Oct. 15 - May 15)
    Region 4 - Opilio (Snow Crab) - Bering Sea (Eastern District open through May 31)
  • (Oct. 15 - Mar. 31)
    Region 4 (Bering Sea) - Tanner Crab (Bairdi)
  • (Oct. 1 - Apr. 14)
    Region 1 - Winter King Salmon Troll Season

April Fisheries

Starting this month...

  • (Apr. 15 - June 30)
    Region 1 - Spring King Salmon Troll Season

Ongoing fisheries...

  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Blackcod (sablefish) Season
  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Halibut Season
  • (Aug. 15 - May 15)
    Gold King Crab (Aleutian Islands)
  • (Oct. 15 - May 15)
    Opilio (Snow Crab) - Bering Sea (Eastern District open through May 31)
  • (Oct. 1 - Apr. 14)
    Region 1 - Winter King Salmon Troll Season

May Fisheries

Starting this month...

  • (May 1 - Dec. 31)
    Region 3 (Kodiak) - Dungeness Crab Season
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Yakutat Shrimp Pot Season
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Beam Trawl Shrimp Season (three to four fishing periods w/i this time).
  • (May 12 - June 15)
    Hake (off WA & OR coast)
  • (May 14 - June 30)
    Region 2 - Copper River King and Sockeye Salmon Season (dates may vary by a few days)

Ongoing fisheries...

  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Blackcod (sablefish) Season
  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Halibut Season
  • (Aug. 15 - May 15)
    Gold King Crab (Aleutian Islands)
  • (Oct. 15 - May 15)
    Opilio (Snow Crab) - Bering Sea (Eastern District open through May 31)

June Fisheries

Starting this month...

  • (June 1 - Aug. 15)
    Region 1 - Sablefish (Blackcod) - Southern Inside Area (longline gear)
  • (June 1 - Sept. 30)
    Region 1 - Summer Salmon Troll Season
  • (June 2 - Oct. 31)
    Region 1 - Yakutat Set Net Salmon Season
  • (June 8 - Sept. 15)
    Region 2 - Salmon Seasons (gillnet & purse seine)(dates may vary)
  • (June 8 - Sept. 30)
    Region 1 - Salmon Gillnet Season
  • (June 10 - July 25)
    Region 5 - Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Season
  • (June 10 - Aug. 20)
    Region 4 - Salmon Seasons (dates may vary)
  • (June 10 - Sept. 1)
    Pacific Cod Catcher/Processor (Trawl) "C" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 10 - Sept. 1)
    Pacific Cod Catcher Vessel (Trawl) "C" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 10 - Nov. 1)
    Pollock "B" Season (Bering Sea)
  • (June 10 - Nov. 30)
    Pacific Cod Catcher/Processor (Hook & Line) "B" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 10 - Nov. 30)
    Pacific Cod Catcher Vessel (Hook & Line) "B" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 29 - July 15)
    Yellowfin Sole (at sea only)
  • (June 29 - July 15)
    Rockfish (Gulf of Alaska)

Ongoing fisheries...

  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Blackcod (sablefish) Season
  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Halibut Season
  • (Jan. 1 - Aug. 15)
    Pacific Cod (Pots) "A" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Jan. 20 - Nov. 1)
    Pacific Cod (Bering Sea - Trawl)
  • (Mar. 1 - Nov. 15)
    IFQ Halibut Season
  • (Mar. 1 - Nov. 15)
    IFQ Blackcod (sablefish) Season
  • (Mar. 17 - June 15)
    Region 1 - Herring (Roe on Kelp) Season (Dates vary by area)
  • (Apr. 15 - June 30)
    Region 1 - Spring King Salmon Troll Season
  • (May 1 - Dec. 31)
    Region 3 (Kodiak) - Dungeness Crab Season
  • (May 1 - Dec. 31)
    Region 4 - Dungeness Crab Season
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Yakutat Shrimp Pot Season
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Beam Trawl Shrimp Season (three to four fishing periods within this time period).
  • (May 12 - June 15)
    Hake (off WA & OR coast)
  • (May 14 - June 30)
    Region 2 - Copper River King and Sockeye Salmon Season (dates may vary by a few days)
  • (May 16 - Nov. 30)
    Region 1 - Lingcod Season

July Fisheries

Starting this month...

  • Salmon season in Regions 1, 2, 3 & 4 get going at full production in July

Ongoing fisheries...

  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Blackcod (sablefish) Season
  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Halibut Season
  • (Jan. 1 - Aug. 15)
    Pacific Cod (Pots) "A" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Jan. 20 - Nov. 1)
    Pacific Cod (Bering Sea - Trawl)
  • (Mar. 1 - Nov. 15)
    IFQ Blackcod (sablefish) Season
  • (Mar. 1 - Nov. 15)
    IFQ Halibut Season
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Beam Trawl Shrimp Season (three to four fishing periods w/i this time).
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Yakutat Shrimp Pot Season
  • (May 1 - Dec. 31)
    Region 3 (Kodiak) - Dungeness Crab Season
  • (May 1 - Dec. 31)
    Region 4 - Dungeness Crab Season
  • (May 16 - Nov. 30)
    Region 1 - Lingcod Season
  • (June 1 - Sept. 30)
    Region 1 - Summer Salmon Troll Season
  • (June 1 - Aug. 15)
    Region 1 - Sablefish (Blackcod) - Southern Inside Area (longline gear)
  • (June 2 - Oct. 31)
    Region 1 - Yakutat Set Net Salmon Season
  • (June 8 - Sept. 30)
    Region 1 - Salmon Gillnet Season
  • (June 8 - Sept. 15)
    Region 2 - Salmon Seasons (gillnet & purse seine)(dates may vary)
  • (June 10 - July 25)
    Region 5 - Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Season
  • (June 10 - Nov. 1)
    Pollock "B" Season (Bering Sea)
  • (June 10 - Aug. 20)
    Region 4 - Salmon Seasons (dates may vary)
  • (June 10 - Sept. 1)
    Pacific Cod Catcher/Processor (Trawl) "C" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 10 - Sept. 1)
    Pacific Cod Catcher Vessel (Trawl) "C" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 10 - Sept. 20)
    Region 1 - Salmon Gillnet Season
  • (June 10 - Nov. 30)
    Pacific Cod Catcher/Processor (Hook & Line) "B" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 10 - Nov. 30)
    Pacific Cod Catcher Vessel (Hook & Line) "B" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 15 - Aug. 15)
    Region 1 - Dungeness Crab Summer Season
  • (June 19 - Sept. 4)
    Region 1 - Salmon Purse Seine Season (one area does stay open into October for late fall chums)
  • (June 29 - July 15)
    Yellowfin Sole (at sea only)
  • (June 29 - July 15)
    Rockfish (Gulf of Alaska)

August Fisheries

Starting this month...

  • (Aug. 15 - May 15)
    Gold King Crab (Aleutian Islands)
  • (Aug. 15 - Nov. 25)
    Pacific Cod (Bering Sea-Hook & Line)

Ongoing fisheries...

  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Blackcod (sablefish) Season
  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Halibut Season
  • (Jan. 1 - Aug. 15)
    Pacific Cod (Pots) "A" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Jan. 20 - Nov. 1)
    Pacific Cod (Bering Sea - Trawl)
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Yakutat Shrimp Pot Season
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Beam Trawl Shrimp Season (three to four fishing periods w/i this time).
  • (May 1 - Dec. 31)
    Region 3 (Kodiak) - Dungeness Crab Season
  • (May 1 - Dec. 31)
    Region 4 - Dungeness Crab Season
  • (May 16 - Nov. 30)
    Region 1 - Lingcod Season
  • (June 1 - Aug. 15)
    Region 1 - Sablefish (Blackcod) - Southern Inside Area (longline gear)
  • (June 1 - Sept. 30)
    Region 1 - Summer Salmon Troll Season
  • (June 2 - Oct. 31)
    Region 1 - Yakutat Set Net Salmon Season
  • (June 8 - Sept. 15)
    Region 2 - Salmon Seasons (gillnet & purse seine) (dates may vary)
  • (June 8 - Sept. 30)
    Region 1 - Salmon Gillnet Season
  • (June 10 - Aug. 20)
    Region 4 - Salmon Seasons (dates may vary)
  • (June 10 - Sept. 1)
    Pacific Cod Catcher/Processor (Trawl) "C" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 10 - Sept. 1)
    Pacific Cod Catcher Vessel (Trawl) "C" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 10 - Sept. 20)
    Region 1 - Salmon Gillnet Season
  • (June 10 - Nov. 1)
    Pollock "B" Season (Bering Sea)
  • (June 10 - Nov. 30)
    Pacific Cod Catcher/Processor (Hook & Line) "B" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 10 - Nov. 30)
    Pacific Cod Catcher Vessel (Hook & Line) "B" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 15 - Aug. 15)
    Region 1 - Dungeness Crab Summer Season
  • (June 19 - Sept. 4)
    Region 1 - Salmon Purse Seine Season (one area does stay open into October for late fall chums)

September Fisheries

Starting this month...

  • (Sept. 1 - 15)
    King Crab (Brown)
  • (Sept. 1 - 15)
    Mackerel
  • (Sept. 1 - Dec. 15)
    Pacific Cod (Pots) "B" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Sept. 1 - Nov. 15)
    Region 1 - Sablefish (Blackcod) - Northern Inside Area
  • (Sept. 1 - Nov. 20)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Eastern "B" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Sept. 1 - Nov. 15)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Central "B" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Sept. 1 - Nov. 15)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Western "B" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Sept. 1 - Oct. 15)
    Pacific Cod (Gulf of Alaska)

Ongoing fisheries...

  • (Jan. 20 - Nov. 1)
    Pacific Cod (Bering Sea - Trawl)
  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Blackcod (sablefish) Season
  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Halibut Season
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Yakutat Shrimp Pot Season
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Beam Trawl Shrimp Season (three to four fishing periods w/i this time).
  • (May 1 - Dec. 31)
    Region 3 (Kodiak) - Dungeness Crab Season
  • (May 1 - Dec. 31)
    Region 4 - Dungeness Crab Season
  • (May 16 - Nov. 30)
    Region 1 - Lingcod Season
  • (June 1 - Sept. 30)
    Region 1 - Summer Salmon Troll Season
  • (June 2 - Oct. 31)
    Region 1 - Yakutat Set Net Salmon Season
  • (June 8 - Sept. 15)
    Region 2 - Salmon Seasons (gillnet & purse seine)(dates may vary)
  • (June 8 - Sept. 30)
    Region 1 - Salmon Gillnet Season
  • (June 10 - Sept. 1)
    Pacific Cod Catcher/Processor (Trawl) "C" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 10 - Sept. 1)
    Pacific Cod Catcher Vessel (Trawl) "C" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 10 - Sept. 20)
    Region 1 - Salmon Gillnet Season
  • (June 10 - Nov. 1)
    Pollock "B" Season (Bering Sea)
  • (June 10 - Nov. 30)
    Pacific Cod Catcher/Processor (Hook & Line) "B" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 10 - Nov. 30)
    Pacific Cod Catcher Vessel (Hook & Line) "B" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 19 - Sept. 4)
    Region 1 - Salmon Purse Seine Season (one area does stay open into October for late fall chums)
  • (Aug. 15 - May 15)
    Gold King Crab (Aleutian Islands)
  • (Aug. 15 - Nov. 25)
    Pacific Cod (Bering Sea-Hook & Line)
  • (Aug. 25 - Sept. 2)
    Pollock "C" (Gulf of Alaska)

October Fisheries

Starting this month...

  • (Oct. 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Dungeness Crab Season - through Feb. 28 (some districts close on Nov. 30th)
  • (Oct. 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Pot Shrimp Season - through roughly Feb. 28 (length depends on quota)
  • (Oct. 1 - Apr. 14)
    Region 1 - Winter King Salmon Troll Season
  • (Oct. 15 - Jan. 15)
    Region 4 (Bering Sea) - King Crab - This is the big King crab season. Although theoretically boats can fish for King crab until January 15, most of the King crab are harvested from Oct. 15 - Nov. 7th.
  • (Oct. 15 - Mar. 31)
    Region 4 (Bering Sea) - Tanner Crab (Bairdi)
  • (Oct. 15 - May 15)
    Opilio (Snow Crab) - Bering Sea (Eastern District open through May 31)
  • (Oct. 1 - 8)
    Pollock "D" (Gulf of Alaska)
  • (Oct. 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Pot Shrimp Season - through roughly Feb. 28 (length depends on quota)

Ongoing fisheries...

  • (Jan. 20 - Nov. 1)
    Pacific Cod (Bering Sea - Trawl)
  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Blackcod (sablefish) Season
  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Halibut Season
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Beam Trawl Shrimp Season (three to four fishing periods w/i this time).
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Yakutat Shrimp Pot Season
  • (May 1 - Dec. 31)
    Region 4 - Dungeness Crab Season
  • (May 1 - Dec. 31)
    Region 3 (Kodiak) - Dungeness Crab Season
  • (May 16 - Nov. 30)
    Region 1 - Lingcod Season
  • (June 2 - Oct. 31)
    Region 1 - Yakutat Set Net Salmon Season
  • (June 10 - Nov. 1)
    Pollock "B" Season (Bering Sea)
  • (June 10 - Nov. 30)
    Pacific Cod Catcher/Processor (Hook & Line) "B" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 10 - Nov. 30)
    Pacific Cod Catcher Vessel (Hook & Line) "B" (ending date may vary)
  • (Aug. 15 - May 15)
    Gold King Crab (Aleutian Islands)
  • (Aug. 15 - Nov. 25)
    Pacific Cod (Bering Sea-Hook & Line)
  • (Sept. 1 - Nov. 20)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Eastern "B" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Sept. 1 - Nov. 15)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Central "B" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Sept. 1 - Nov. 15)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Western "B" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Sept. 1 - Dec. 15)
    Pacific Cod (Pots) "B" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Sept. 1 - Nov. 15)
    Region 1 - Sablefish (Blackcod) - Northern Inside Area
  • (Sept. 1 - Oct. 15)
    Pacific Cod (Gulf of Alaska)

November Fisheries

Starting this month...

  • (Nov. 1 - 13)
    Region 1 - Red King Crab

Ongoing fisheries...

  • (Jan. 20 - Nov. 1)
    Pacific Cod (Bering Sea - Trawl)
  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Blackcod (sablefish) Season
  • (Mar. 12 - Nov. 18)
    IFQ Halibut Season
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Yakutat Shrimp Pot Season
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Beam Trawl Shrimp Season (three to four fishing periods w/i this time).
  • (May 1 - Dec. 31)
    Region 3 (Kodiak) - Dungeness Crab Season
  • (May 1 - Dec. 31)
    Region 4 - Dungeness Crab Season
  • (May 16 - Nov. 30)
    Region 1 - Lingcod Season
  • (June 10 - Nov. 30)
    Pacific Cod Catcher/Processor (Hook & Line) "B" (ending date may vary)
  • (June 10 - Nov. 30)
    Pacific Cod Catcher Vessel (Hook & Line) "B" (ending date may vary)
  • (Aug. 15 - May 15)
    Gold King Crab (Aleutian Islands)
  • (Aug. 15 - Nov. 25)
    Pacific Cod (Bering Sea-Hook & Line)
  • (Sept. 1 - Nov. 15)
    Region 1 - Sablefish (Blackcod) - Northern Inside Area
  • (Sept. 1 - Nov. 15)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Central "B" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Sept. 1 - Nov. 15)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Western "B" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Sept. 1 - Nov. 20)
    Region 4 - ATKA Mackerel Eastern "B" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Sept. 1 - Dec. 15)
    Pacific Cod (Pots) "B" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Oct. 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Dungeness Crab Season - through Feb. 28 (some districts close on Nov. 30th)
  • (Oct. 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Pot Shrimp Season - through roughly Feb. 28 (length depends on quota)
  • (Oct. 1 - Apr. 14)
    Region 1 - Winter King Salmon Troll Season
  • (Oct. 15 - Jan. 15)
    Red King Crab Season (Bristol Bay)
  • (Oct. 15 - Mar. 31)
    Region 4 (Bering Sea) - King Crab - This is the big King crab season. Although theoretically boats can fish for King crab until January 15, most of the King crab are harvested from Oct. 15 - Nov. 7th.
  • (Oct. 15 - Mar. 31)
    Region 4 (Bering Sea) - Tanner Crab (Bairdi)
  • (Oct. 15 - May 15)
    Opilio (Snow Crab) - Bering Sea (Eastern District open through May 31)

December Fisheries

Starting this month...

  • (Dec. 3 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Herring (Food/Bait) (exact dates vary)

Ongoing fisheries...

  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Yakutat Shrimp Pot Season
  • (May 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Beam Trawl Shrimp Season (three to four fishing periods w/i this time).
  • (May 1 - Dec. 31)
    Region 3 (Kodiak) - Dungeness Crab Season
  • (May 1 - Dec. 31)
    Region 4 - Dungeness Crab Season
  • (Aug. 15 - May 15)
    Gold King Crab (Aleutian Islands)
  • (Sept. 1 - Dec. 15)
    Pacific Cod (Pots) "B" Season (ending date may vary)
  • (Oct. 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Dungeness Crab Season - through Feb. 28 (some districts close on Nov. 30th)
  • (Oct. 1 - Feb. 28)
    Region 1 - Pot Shrimp Season - through roughly Feb. 28 (length depends on quota)
  • (Oct. 1 - Apr. 14)
    Region 1 - Winter King Salmon Troll Season
  • (Oct. 15 - Mar. 31)
    Region 4 (Bering Sea) - Tanner Crab (Bairdi)
  • (Oct. 15 - May 15)
    Opilio (Snow Crab) - Bering Sea (Eastern District open through May 31)
  • (Oct. 15 - Jan. 15)
    Red King Crab Season (Bristol Bay)
  • (Nov. 16 - Dec. 31)
    Region 1 - Rockfish Season (or until 33% of quota is harvested)

 

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