Dungeness crab season opens strong in Southeastern Alaska

s_topTEMP325x350-8421 fv outlookDungeness crab season is now open, and fishermen are flocking to the sea earlier. This time last year, there were 151 permits registered, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Petersburg Shellfish Biologist Joe Stratman said. The 2014-15 season ended with 192 permit holders. This year, there are already 193 permits registered, he added. “We have an increase in effort this year,” Stratman said. And the results of last year’s season may be a contributor, he added. Read the rest here 20:28

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