Alaska Closes Bering Sea Snow and King Crab, Sets TAC for Tanner at Just Over Two Million Pounds
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced yesterday that the Bristol Bay Red King Crab (BBRKC) season will be closed in the Bering Sea for the 2nd year in a row, and that the Bering Sea snow crab season will be closed for the first time in in the history of the North Pacific Council.
Both were closed due to conservation concerns amid a warming, more acidic, and rapidly changing ecosystem in the Bering Sea than ever before. The snow (opilio) ...
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