Westward Region January tanner crab fisheries to remain closed

Oct 31, 2016

Low stock assessments still preventing opportunity in popular Kodiak, Chigniks, and South Peninsula winter fisheries.

Freshly caught tanners in Alaska.
Credit NOAA

It’s been a good season so far for Bristol Bay red king crab fishermen. The quotas were cut, but the catches have been good, and the prices are up. But on the Pacific side, news came last week that the Westward Region tanner crab fisheries will be closed again this January. KDLG’s Dave Bendinger has more: