Dungeness Crab Catch Breaks Record in Southeast Alaska, Red Flag for the Future
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch.
Two hundred fishermen in Southeast Alaska will share a record $16.3 million payday for the Dungeness crab they hauled up from combined summer and winter fisheries, which just wrapped up last month.
Crabbers fishing primarily around Petersburg and Wrangell landed 5.3 million pounds of dungies for the season, the third highest catch and at an average $3.07 per pound, the most valuable ever.
“It was pretty awesome that we broke that record...
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