Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers: Fleet Faces $500M in Losses After Council Puts Conservation Request on Ice
This week, Alaska’s crab industry is absorbing another seismic shock.
On Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council opted not to act to protect vulnerable crab stock in Alaska’s Bering Sea. On the heels of that decision came an announcement that Bristol Bay red king crab will be closed for the second year in a row, and Bering Sea snow crab will close for the first time in the history of this fishery...
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