Crab Surveys for 2019 Show Mostly Lower Numbers
Alaska crab news is discouraging for all but Bering Sea snow crab.
Members of the North Pacific Council’s crab plan team revealed results of annual summer surveys at a meeting last week in Seattle.
Weeks earlier crabbers were told there would be a red king crab fishery at Bristol Bay but likely less than last season’s 4.3 million pound catch. Jake Jacobsen is director of the Inter-cooperative Exchange.
“We’ve been told that we will have a Bering Sea red king crab season. We don’t know what the TAC will be..."
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