January 12, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 2

Snow crab off to an early start with catch boosts and ice encroaching

The Bering Sea snow crab fishery is picking up steam earlier than usual as the fleet scrambles to get the catch before rapidly encroaching sea ice shuts them down. About 25 boats are out on the water so far, soon to be joined by 60 or so more as...

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