Crab continues to be hot commodity due to COVID

Crab has been one of the hottest commodities since the Covid pandemic forced people in 2020 to buy and cook seafood at home, and demand is even higher this year.

Crab is now perceived as being more affordable when compared to the cost to enjoy it at restaurants, said global seafood supplier Tradex, and prices continue to soar.

That's how it's playing out for Dungeness crab at Kodiak and hopefully, at Southeast Alaska where the summer fishery got underway on June 15.

Kodiak's fishery opened on May 1 and 76,499 pounds have been landed so far by just eight boats, compared to 29 last year. The Kod...

 

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