Good news about tanner crab in Gulf of Alaska
September 23, 2021
Unlike in the Bering Sea, there's good news for crab in the Gulf of Alaska.
A huge cohort of Tanner crab that biologists have been tracking in the Westward region for three years showed up again in this summer's survey.
"We were optimistic and we did find them again. Pretty much all the way across the board from Kodiak all the way out to False Pass we found those crab and in good quantity," said Nat Nichols, area manager for the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game at Kodiak.
The bairdi Tanners are the larger cousins of snow crab (opilio Tanners) found in the Bering Sea.
"The very, very roug...