Unalaska Mayor Laments 'Depressing' Year for Crab
There will be a Bristol Bay red king crab fishery this year, though at an extremely low level, continuing a downward trend that probably hasn't yet hit the bottom.
"Red crab is not looking well at all, everything is down," said Miranda Westphal, shellfish management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Unalaska. "There's not a lot coming into the system."
The crab season opens Oct. 15, and crab fishermen are busy working around Unalaska docks rigging pots for the red crab...
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