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Bering Sea Crabbers Release White Paper Tackling the Economic Impact of Illegal Crab Poaching in Russia on the U.S.

 Frequentz and the Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers’ is pleased to announce the release of a white paper shedding light on the estimated $600 million lost in U.S. tax revenue and commercial fishing profits since 2000 as a result of competition with illegal Russian crab. In addition to the significant economic impact and threat to the livelihoods of small, independently owned family businesses, the paper explains how consumers are being duped by illegally harvested crab entering the global supply chain, often under the guise of being sustainably sourced.  Read the rest here 08:35

Is illegal Russian Crab holding down prices in Newfoundland?

Illegal Russian Crab Exports Surge in 2012 -KUCB 89.7 FM  After several years of steady declines, illegal crab fishing in Russia spiked in 2012. The resulting glut of crab hurt Alaskan prices, and reignited concerns about how to combat the illegal harvest. Andy Wink tracks the Russian fisheries for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. He says  Russia’s illegal harvest is staggering. continued