Increased Percentage of Old Red King Crab Attracts More Barnacles – processors must accept them, depending on,,,,,,,

Old shell and very old shell crabs are more likely to have an abundance of barnacles aboard their shells, making them a less than lucrative catch. Anecdotal reports from fishermen, a few of which came to the attention of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at Dutch Harbor, voiced concerns of high-grading, the dumping of large quantities of barnacled legal male red king crab. Read the rest here 17:20