Bering Sea Crab Quotas for 2019-2020
Bering Sea crabbers got good and bad news for the upcoming season. As expected there will be an opener for Bristol Bay red king crab with a reduced catch. Fishery managers announced a total harvest of just under 3.8 million pounds of mature male crabs, the only ones that can be retained for sale – a drop of half a million pounds from 2018..
Also as expected – the snow crab total catch was increased to nearly 34 million pounds, a 24 percent boost over last season. People had hoped for more after surveys...
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