Bering Sea Crab Fishery Faces Identity Crisis
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Bristol Bay Times-Dutch Harbor Fisherman] by Jim Paulin - March 6, 2017
Is it a bairdi Tanner or is it an opilio Tanner snow crab? Or is it something in between, a hybrid?
The Bering Sea commercial crab fishery is facing an issue fundamental to identity, and in what fishery which crustaceans can legally appear. In this issue, it's up to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.
Crabbers and their allies in the Pribilof Islands say a hybrid should be considered part of the catch of whatever the fishermen are targeting, whether Tanner bairdi or Tanner opilio...
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