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Crab fishermen weigh in on observer coverage

A camera used for electronic monitoring in place of a live observer. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The tanner crab fishery opened last year for the first time in the Kodiak Management Area since 2013, and some tanner crab fishermen are pushing for more thorough observer coverage in the trawl sector. This weekend at a North Pacific …

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Tanner crab season closes

Tanner crab. (Photo by Paul Quesnell / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The tanner crab fishery wrapped up last week. Nat Nichols, Alaska Department of Fish and Game area management biologist for the Groundfish, Shellfish & Dive Fisheries, says the opening lasted roughly four days, which is about what they expected. And as far participation goes, he says a total of 55 …

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