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Record high price per pound:

High Dungeness price more than makes up for smaller summer season harvest in Area A

 

October 21, 2021

Courtesy of Jeff Erickson

Deckhand Reed Anderson and dozens of pots tower high above the deck of the F/V Priest Point.

The 2021-2022 Dungeness crab harvest is predicted to total 4.23 million pounds, over two million less than the last harvest, according to Joe Stratman, the lead shellfish biologist for region one with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Numbers released so far include the harvest data for the 2021 Dungeness crab summer season in Registration Area A, which is comprised of the inside waters of Southeast Alaska.

The commercial Dungeness fishery summer season totaled 3.09 million pounds harvested and saw 205 permit holders report landings between its opening on June 15 and its closure by reg...



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