‘We’re Facing an Industry’s Extinction’: Bering Sea Crab Closures Mean Potentially Massive Losses
With little warning, the snow crab fishery went from booming and healthy to overfished and collapsing within five years.
This winter will mark the first time in the history of U.S. management that the Bering Sea snow crab fishery will be closed.
While other crab stocks have been declining in the North Pacific for years, the snow crab fishery’s collapse is doubly shocking for the industry. Not only is it one of the larger crab fisheries by volume in Alaska, it has also gone from booming...
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