Crabbers Want In on Federal Plan to Trace Illegal Seafood

Alaska’s crab fleet catches many of the same species as their counterparts in Russia — from red, blue and brown king crab, to snow and tanner crab. But illegal fishing in Russia is thought to account for a large part of the crab that finds its way to American consumers. Studies suggest that’s cost Alaska $600 million since 2000. “There’s no fishing boats docking in the United States with illegal crab on board,” Jacobsen says. “It all comes after being laundered through Korea and China.” Read the rest here 15:16

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