Aleutian Islands golden king crab kicks off Alaska’s big fall crab fisheries

A small fleet of boats dropped pots last week in Alaska’s most far flung crab fishery:  golden king crab along the Aleutian Islands.  The boats can remain at sea for a month or more through February.  Golden king crab is Alaska’s most stable crab fishery with a conservative harvest each year capped at just over  6 million pounds.  The golden kings live at depths of 1,800 feet or more amid underwater mountain ranges.  [email protected]  13:33

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