Bristol Bay Red King Crab Season Closes For First Time in 25 Years
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the Bristol Bay red king crab fishery (BBRKC) will be closed for the 2021/22 season because there are too few mature females to sustainably open the fishery.
The fishery was last closed over 25 years ago in 1994-1995. This year's survey and preliminary stock assessment model information show that mature female abundance continued on its 12-year downward trend and dipped below the 8.4 million animal threshold to open the fishery.
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