The National Weather Service (NWS) 4:00 am 48-hour marine forecast for Area 155 on January 16, 2011 contained a small craft advisory. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), the Chignik District Tanner crab final registration and season opening will be delayed for 24 hours.
If the 48-hour marine weather forecast in Area 155 issued at 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17th also contains a small craft advisory, final registration and the fishery opening will again be delayed for 24 hours.
If the 48-hour marine weather forecast for Area 155 issued Tuesday, January 17th does not contain a small craft advisory, final registration will begin at 1:00 Noon on January 17th and the fishery will open at 12:00 Noon on January 18th.
For additional information, please contact ADF&G in Kodiak at (907) 486-1840.