Bering Sea Snow Crab Harvest Cut by Almost 90% After Population Takes Major Dip
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announced the 2021-22 Bering Sea snow crab fishery total allowable catch (TAC), with the total dropping 88% from the last fishing season.
In all, the TAC for snow crab in the Bering Sea is 5.6 million pounds, down from 45 million pounds allocated in the previous season.
In September, summer survey results found mature male snow crab in the Bering sea plummeted by 55%, as Laine Welch wrote in her Fish Factor column...
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