This time of year, salmon really begins to dominate the Alaska commercial fisheries waterfront.
But that doesn't mean we don't have other action going on.
Case in point: The Norton Sound red king crab summer fishery opens at noon tomorrow.
The quota is 465,450 pounds, with 430,540 pounds allocated to the open access fishery and 34,910 pounds reserved for the Community Development Quota fishery.
Last year's harvest totaled 400,840 pounds. The average price was $5.23 per pound, the highest ever, producing a record fishery value of just over $2 million, the Department of Fish and Game says.
We could see a new record this season as the major buyer, Norton Sound Seafood Products, has announced price increases. Find more details here.
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