Kodiak 2024 Tanner crab catch cut by nearly half

Kodiak and the Westward Region Tanner crab fishery opens on January 15.

by | November 7, 2023

Filed Under Catch Updates | crab

Also reduced at S. Peninsula; Chignik closed

As a comparison: The 2023 Tanner crab harvest was 5.8 million pounds; 1.1 million pounds from the South Peninsula and 400,000 pounds at Chignik. The combined total of 7.3 million pounds made the Westward Region Tanner fishery the largest crab fishery in Alaska!

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About Laine

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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