Fish Factor

 


October is National Seafood Month – and it also marks the start of one of the busiest months for Alaska’s fishing industry.

The state’s biggest crab fisheries get underway in the Bering Sea on October 15 – the Bristol Bay red king crab catch will hold steady at 7.8 million pounds, while the snow crab harvest has taken a dip to 66.3 million pounds, down from about 80 million pounds last season. The St. Matthew Island blue king crab fishery is also down a bit to 1.6 million pounds.

Hundreds of divers in Southeast Alaska are plying the depths for 1.5 million pounds of sea cucumbers, 3....



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