Bering Sea Snow Crab Quota Set at 27.6 Million Pounds, up 50% from 2017, Good Recruitment Continuing
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Susan Chambers - October 3, 2018
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and NMFS announced the Bering Sea snow crab quota for this year and it's good news: It's almost a 50 percent increase over last year's quota.
That's not much, considering last year's quota was the lowest quota since 1971. However, this year's total allowable catch (TAC) of 27.581 million pounds will afford the crab industry an improved season. Traditionally the industry focuses first on king crab, and begins harvesting snow crab in January...
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