Snow crab fishery off to slow start – Harvests expected to pick up as more vessels move out of Pacific cod and bairdi tanner crab fisheries

Harvest figures for the commercial Bering Sea snow crab indicate it’s another slow start season for this fishery, a total allocation of 6.8 million pounds notwithstanding. Daily harvest reports posted by NOAA Fisheries Service in Juneau show that through Feb. 3, vessels fishing with individual fishing quota have harvested 23,402,226 pounds, or 38 percent of their total allocation of 61,155,000 pounds. Read the rest here 12:28