Snow Crab Season Gets Underway
Wed January 4, 2012
Sea ice is moving south - rapidly. That’s a concern for boats heading out to catch snow crab.
Although the snow crab season opened back in October, it’s only really getting underway now. As of Tuesday, 22 boats were out fishing and other 61 have pre-registered to fish. That total is slightly down from last year despite a doubling of the snow crab quota. The harvest is set at 88.9 million pounds compared to 48.9 million last year.
Crabbers might have a hard time reaching that quota though if the sea ice continues its southern trajectory. A certain amount of snow crab has to be... http://kucb.org/post/snow-crab-season-gets-underway