Scallops range from SE AK to the Bering Sea; golden kings are the deepest crab fishery along the Aleutian Chain.
OLE: “Pelagic trawl gear does contact the bottom, it is not defined as Bottom Contact Gear and it is not restricted in Habitat Conservation and Protection Areas.”
As AK looks for new revenue streams, the bulk of all groundfish and crab values goes Outside every year.
Commissioner outlines AK focus for NPFMC in special commentary.
The crabbers agreed to different deals with the processors they fish for.
AK chapter of National Education Association backs crabbers’ demand for better Tanner price.
Tanner crab prices are still being negotiated as crabbers stand down.
Frozen sections of Tanner crab “will find favor among domestic consumers as a replacement for the opilio” (snow crab).
NOAA “remains concerned” with ongoing impacts of low crab abundance.
Crabbers stand down in strong show of solidarity.