Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bristol Bay red king crab quota cut nearly in half

The total allowable catch for the upcoming Bristol Bay red king crab season will be 7.8 million pounds.

That's a 47 percent cut from last season's TAC of 14.8 million pounds.

Here's a press release from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

The fishery opens at noon Oct. 15.

The department says it'll announce the TAC for Bering Sea snow crab as soon as tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Up and down, up and down, up and down. Competent managers would manage for consistency. When the allowable catch quota is lowered, it invites bandits because that's what some of the greedier fishermen do.

Anonymous said...

whats new limited entry fails in another fishery?