Facing the Unthinkable, Bering Sea Crabbers Go to Feds and State as Council Gets Underway
Last updated at 11:24 a.m. PDT
The stakes could not be higher for Bering Sea crab fishermen and processors as they face a second year of low survey numbers and high uncertainty in population models. Last year with a closure of Bristol Bay red king crab (BBRKC) the fleet lost $200 million in ex-vessel prices. The cost of lost revenue to processors, communities and businesses and schools within them, and markets is not included in that number.
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