Scientists Point to Climate Change as Likely Cause for Alaska Snow Crab Decline

Even as scientists are still trying to figure out why the Bering Sea snow crab stock crashed in 2021, federal managers are working on a plan to help rebuild it.

Alaska Snow Crab Fishery Saw Steep Decline. This Reporter Went ‘Into the Ice’ to See it for Himself.

Bering Sea crabbers and communities in the region are struggling with a steep decline in snow crab this year, likely the result of climate change.

Alaska Snow Crab Harvest Slashed By Nearly 90% After Population Crash In A Warming Bering Sea

October 12, 2021 Hal Bernton, Seattle Times

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game set the 2022 snow crab harvest at the lowest level in more than 40 years, a move to protect populations that appear to have crashed during a period of higher temperatures in the Bering Sea.