The fish and shellfish harvesting periodsdepend on fish species’ life circle and the federal and state standards allowing to catch fish in particular areas at certain times of the year. The diagram in this section shows harvesting periods for every species available in Alaska. As you can see, fresh seafood is available in specified catching seasons, and frozen, canned fish and shellfish can be bought at any time of the year. Pay attention to our yearly lists of fishing days to learn more about opening and closing periods of the North Pacific plants at a particular season.

arvest periods rely upon historical data from all types of gears in the federal and state fishing industry. In fact, harvesting seasons may differ in dependence of weather conditions, quotas and sustainability of resources.