The National Weather Service (NWS) 4 a.m. 48-hour marine forecast for Area 155 on January 17th contained a gale warning. According to the Alaska Department of Fish & 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 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18th also contains a small craft advisory, final registration and the fishery opening will again be delayed for 24 hours.
If the 48-hour marine forecast for Area 155 Wednesday, January 18th does not contain a small craft advisory, final registration will begin at 12:00 noon on January 18th and the fishery will open at 12:00 noon on January 19th.
Any action to further delay or open the fishery will be announced in a subsequent ADF&G news release by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18th.
For additional information, please contact ADF&G in Kodiak at (907) 486-1840.