Fishing Updates, October 2021 – Dungies Now AK’s Largest Crab Fishery
Bering Sea fisheries for 5.6 million pounds of snow crab and 1.1 million pounds for Tanners open today/October 15 but dropping pots typically doesn’t occur until January. That could change with the huge demand for crab combined with the cancellation of the Bristol Bay red king crab fishery.
Golden king crab has been ongoing along the Aleutian Islands since August with a quota of about 6 million pounds.
It’s hard to believe, but Dungeness is now Alaska’s largest crab fishery. Combined catches so far this year...
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