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ADF&G releases fall crab harvest estimates

 


This fall’s Dungeness crab fishery preliminary harvest estimate is totaled at 975,000 pounds with 137 recorded permit holders fishing.

According to Alaska Department of Fish and Game data, as of November 30, 19 percent of this year’s total fall harvest was caught this fall. During the previous ten year average, 25 percent of the annual harvest is taken in the fall.

This year’s total harvest so far is a heaping 5.04 million pounds, well above the 3.78 million pound ten-year average.

“With some areas still open it remains to be seen whether we get to that ratio (this year),” said...



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