Red king crab quota holding steady, snow crab down for 2012-13 Cordova Times

Commercial fishermen heading out Oct. 15 and beyond for the 2012-13 Bristol Bay red king crab harvest will have a quota of 7.85 million pounds, up slightly over the 2011-2012 quota of 7.834 million pounds. The Bering Sea snow crab quota, however, is down from 88.894 million pounds a year ago, to 66.35 million pounds for the upcoming season. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the current season’s quota for red king crab on Oct. 3, with 7,067,700 pounds of individual fishing quota and 785,300 pounds for community development quota.

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