NOAA Follows Fishery Council, Rejects Emergency Action to Bar Fishing in Crab Protection Area

January 24, 2023 Yereth Rosen, Alaska Beacon

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has rejected a petition from crab fishers to bar all commercial fishing for six months in an area of the Bering Sea designated as a special protective zone for red king crab, which have suffered a population crash.