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BERING SEA SNOW CRAB SEASON OPENS OCTOBER 15 TOTAL ALLOWABLE CATCH ANNOUNCED

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) and National Marine Fisheries Service
(NMFS) have completed analysis of NMFS trawl survey data for the Bering Sea snow crab stock.
The 2011/2012 total allowable catch (TAC) is based on abundance and biomass estimates from the
NMFS stock assessment model.
The 2011/2012 model population estimate of total mature biomass for Bering Sea snow crab is
1,107-million pounds. The TAC for 2011/2012 Bering Sea District snow crab fishery is 88.894-
million pounds....

 

 

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Comment by Linda Waite on October 8, 2012 at 8:57am

Thanks, Mary Beth. Been looking everywhere for this info.

Comment by Sparky on October 30, 2011 at 8:04pm
Thanks heaps Mary, hope this helps the boys out a bit :D
Comment by Mary Beth on October 6, 2011 at 6:24pm
AF&G is hoping the larger Opilio crab quota will make up for the lack of King this season.

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