Commercial Red, Blue King Crab Remains Closed in Southeast

Joe Viechnicki, KFSK – Petersburg

It will be another year without a commercial fishery for red and blue king crab in Southeast. The fishery was last opened in 2005 but fishery managers say the amount of harvestable red king crab continues to drop around the region. Meanwhile, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game along with the commercial crab fleet are trying out other ways of estimating crab stocks in parts of the region.

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