NPFMC proposes much higher Bering Sea crab bycatch for 2024/25!

Also proposes nearly 8 million pounds of halibut and herring as bycatch for each of the next two years.

by | October 4, 2023

Filed Under Bycatch | crab | Management | NPFMC

Includes red king crab, snow crab, Tanner crab

At its meeting this week in Anchorage, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council will take a look at all allowable groundfish catch and bycatch levels being proposed for 2024 and 2025. Final decisions will be made in December.

For Bering Sea crab, the bycatch numbers are higher than for the past two years. Below is a reference:

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Laine Welch has covered the Alaska fish beat for print and radio since 1988. She also has worked “behind the counter” at retail and wholesale seafood companies in Kodiak and on Cape Cod.

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