Southeast Alaska’s summer Dungeness crab fishery worth $10 million less than last year

State managers closed Southeast’s Dungeness summer fishery two weeks early by emergency order because of low harvest numbers. If there are a lot of soft-shell crab in a shortened summer season, then the fall can go the full two-month length. This year, dock-side sampling indicated 28 percent soft-shell crab, which is enough to allow a full fall season. 

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