To the Editor


Management failure of the Golden King Crab fishery

To the Editor:

I am one of 24 golden king crabbers in Petersburg. Our Petersburg fleet dominates the fishery and has relied heavily upon the golden crab resource in times of abundance. As the 2023 golden crab season comes to an end, Petersburg needs to know what really happened.

The 2023 golden king crab GHL (Guideline Harvest Level) for Frederick Sound was set at 13,255 pounds by ADFG several months ago. Your fleet was very disappointed with the historically low number as we saw large numbers of crab on the grounds last year and the upper...

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