Thursday, July 19, 2012

Aleutians golden king crab quota rises slightly

The 2012-13 Aleutian Islands golden king crab fishery will open Aug. 15 with an overall quota of 6.29 million pounds.

That's up 5 percent from the 2011-12 quota of 5.99 million pounds.

This distant and rugged fishery involves very few players. Typically, only five boats participate, says Heather Fitch, area management biologist with the state Department of Fish and Game.


umbriago said...

should be interesting to see how this changes with icicle in adak; hopefully more boats and more money for fishermen

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Ms. Fitch knows all the ins and outs of crab fishing down there in the Aleutian Chain or is she an equal opportunity number for the record.