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Summer Commercial Crab Season
By John A. Beck


August 31, 2009

I recently went crabbing up the Carrol Inlet and was amazed at the lack of crab after the commercial crab season. I also was amazed how few crab were just under the legal limit. I would say it was one third the take in the same areas compared to past years.

I have heard of others having the same if not worse experience in other areas. There is a proposed agenda change for this fishery for the October Board of Fisheries meeting.

It might help to write a letter describing your lack of harvest to the following person. I included the number of pots, the location, and the catch numbers. They don't have a clue what is going on out here so lets let them know.

ATTN: JIm Marcotte
Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game
Boards Support Section
PO Box 115526
Juneau. Ak. 99811-5526

I was told it may help. We have to do what little we can do before the crab are gone for the next decade.


John A. Beck
Ketchikan, AK

About: "An Alaska resident who wants the right to catch crab"

Received August 26, 2009 - Published August 31, 2009


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