Tanner Crab fishery sees increased harvest, price
This year’s Tanner Crab season saw the highest harvest since the 2000/2001 season.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game Lead Crab Biologist Joe Stratman said Tanner Crab prices and the overall harvest value were also up from last year.
This season’s total harvest value was $3.1 million, with an average of $2.53 per pound compared to last year’s $2.8 million harvest value and $2.28 per pound.
Preliminary estimates show this season’s Tanner fishery in Registration Area A is 1.25 million pounds with 80 permit holders.
“This harvest just slightly exceeded last season’s harvest by 12...