Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bering Sea king, snow crab catch limits drop

Butter consumption to decline this winter. ASMI photo

The state Department of Fish and Game today announced total allowable catch limits for this winter's Bering Sea crab fisheries.

Here's a breakdown for the two main fisheries:

Bristol Bay red king crab: 16 million pounds, down 21.6 percent from last season.

Bering Sea snow crab: 48 million pounds, down 18.1 percent from last season.

The fisheries open at noon Oct. 15.

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