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.

Snow Crab and Other Premium Crab Saw Huge Retail Growth in 2020

“Insatiable” is the word being used to describe the demand for snow crab as the world’s largest fishery got underway on April 5 in eastern Canada. And while more snow crab will be available this year, buyers expect a tight supply.

Crab Harvests Set: Kings Still in Decline, Snow and Tanner See Bump

This year has brought little good news for commercial fisheries, but the commercial crab fishermen in the Bering Sea are getting some in the form of some increased catch limits.

FFAW-Unifor Asks For Review of Crab Prices For Newfoundland and Labrador Fishers

The Fish Food and Allied Workers (FFAW), the union representing fish harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador, has asked the province’s Standing Fish Price Setting Panel to reconsider the price set for snow crab for the 2020 season.

Snow Crab Season Delayed in Gulf of St. Lawrence

April 14, 2020 The Canadian Press

The federal government has delayed snow crab fishing season in the Gulf of St. Lawrence due to concerns over spreading COVID-19.