1.26 million pounds of tanner crab harvest in SE


April 15, 2021

Photo courtesy of Taylor Norheim

Carl Hernandez, crew member onboard the F/V Frigidland, prepares to offload at OBI Seafoods during tanner crab season.

The 2021 tanner crab harvest in Southeast Alaska was the fourth largest tanner harvest in the last 15 seasons, according to preliminary data from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

In Registration Area A, which includes the inside waters of Southeast Alaska, the preliminary estimate of harvest for the 2021 tanner crab fishery is 1.26 million pounds of reported landings among 70 permit holders. Additionally, the harvest exceeded the 2020 run by 52,500 pounds, according to preliminary data.

The total exvessel value of the 2021 tanner fishery in Southeast Alaska was $4.2 million, with a...

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