Hatchery Crabs Sent from Seward to Kodiak, Juneau

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage

The state shellfish hatchery in Seward is shipping hatchery-raised juvenile Red King Crab to laboratories in Kodiak and Juneau to be studied.  It’s part of efforts to re-build the crab fishery around Kodiak, which crashed in the early 1980’s. Much work remains before any hatchery crab could be released into the open ocean.  

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