Commercial crab fishery closed for 2023-2024 season

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed the commercial red and blue king crab fishery for the 2023-2024 season, the sixth year in a row, citing stock survey numbers that remain well below the regulatory threshold. The announcement made Wednesday is a blow to commercial fishers, who saw a significant drop in prices for chum (dog) and pink (humpback) salmon this year. “If they would open up the crab season for 10-15 days it would help bail us out of a terrible season,” said Norval Nelson, owner and operator of Star of the Sea, which was in Aurora Harbor. He made his comments before he learned of the news. >>click to read<<17:27

One Response to Commercial crab fishery closed for 2023-2024 season

  1. marc martinsen says:

    Just so everyone is clear, this is Southeast Alaska, 200,000 lb minimum quota

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