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Salty Dog Boating News: Fall Season Alaska Bering Sea Crabber, Updates and Marine Traffic Running Up Hill, from WA Ship Canal to Dutch Harbor, Alaska. After an action packed summer salmon tender season in the Bristol Bay and Southeast, AK; crab boats where home for a short nugget of time to get their crab boat geared up for this biggest bread and butter, in Alaska’s Bering for crabbing.

 

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Shipyard work pre-crab season in the lower 48 has the WA Ship Canal and greater Seattle regional shipyards buzzing with crab boats going dry on the ways getting new paint jobs, propeller work, new gear, repairs, systems repairs and refits. There is a reason the Pacific Northwest has some of the best and most seasoned maritime craftsmen in the industry; it has a lot to do with the fact that fishing in Alaska Bering Sea waters is not for the faint at heart; steel is the crab boat structure of choice. Mother Nature has not problem beating these crabbers up season after season with non-stop storms and at sea hurricane’s.

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Alaska King Crab Season, Nuggets for 2017: Alaska’s king crab ready to be harvested this fall in the Bering Sea; a special note, smaller king crab fisheries are also underway in Southeast Alaska. Back in 2015, AK Bering Sea king crab TACs came in at 16.3 million pounds. This figure then declined to 14.0 million pounds in 2016, as TACs decreased for the Bristol Bay red king crab and the Aleutian Islands golden king crab fisheries. The Saint Matthews blue king crab fishery is closed in 2017. Fishermen will harvest nearly all of the available TAC, so the figures can be readily used to estimate trends in actual harvest volumes, a per usual. Although lower TACs fishing were better this year in 2017, as boats may average 37.4 red king crab per pot compared to 32 crabs per the earlier year according to the Inter-Cooperative Exchange.

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Inter-Cooperative Exchange an industry group that tracks the fishery and negotiates dock prices. Fishermen always hope to report good fishing even late in the fishery, which suggest the biomass may be more abundant than expected heading into the season. Fingers crossed, it’s a new season, God Bless our Fishermen, Captains, Crew and Fisheries this 2017 and 2018 season, may all boats who ran up hill also run down hill and return home from fishing.

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Red Crab Market Summary and Forecast: Wholesale prices for red king crab are up 20 to 35 percent. Seeing prices go this high, despite a strong U.S. dollar, a sign of strong demand, strong crab numbers – music to fisheries ears. Most of Alaska’s king crab goes to USA and Japanese markets. The last time prices reached these levels was 2011, but the Japanese yen was much stronger back then; meaning crab was less expensive for Japanese consumers than it is now given high wholesale prices and a weaker yen. Final ex-vessel prices are expected to be above $10.00/lb. Last year fishermen were paid $8.00/lb. for red king crab. Significantly higher prices should translate to an increase in king crab fishery value on the order of 10 to 15 percent – ‘about $10 to $15 million’. With the king crab season launching, there is speculation of about 2017 TACs. The outlook for the following year is uncertain at present, better fishing suggests the red king crab biomass maybe larger than suggested by the 2016 summer trawl survey. Time will tell who, when and how Alaska crab boats will land on the crab herd this year.

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King Crab: in the prior season 2016 – 2017 the AK crab fleet fished on a TAC of 8.47 million pounds during the season with average ex-vessel prices at $9.05 per pound. The 2015 – 2016 season TAC had been set at 9.97 million pounds, and ex-vessel prices for the season range in on average at $10.18 per pound, revenues were $93.08 million as said to be reported by Alaska Department of Fish and Game. In 2017 King Crab projections are calling for lower TAC that is a fair assessment, again this season similar to last year they calling for a decline in numbers its being blamed on warmer waters.

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Alaska Snow and Tanner Crab Season Forecast and Season Updates: Bering Sea snow crab TAC declined 47 percent in the 2016 -2017 season to 21.57 million pounds. Per usual, snow crab fishing typically begins after the new year so fishing has not yet started. The Bering Sea tanner  known as i.e. Bairdi – crab fishery is expected to be ‘closed‘ this year; however, the Alaska Board of Fish will consider opening the fishery at its meeting in early January 2018. The tanner fishery had a TAC of 19.67 million pounds last season. Alaska crabbers have reported catching significant quantities of tanner crab during king crab fishing. Lets hope for full pots and happy boats this coming season in the Bering Sea.

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Alaska Bering Sea Crab Boats, we wish you all the best this season. May every boat and crew member return home safely after these next Alaska crab seasons that are upon us. God bless our fishermen and their families at sea and on land. Support our PNW to AK Fisheries, EAT FRESH – BUY WILD!

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God Bless Our Fishermen! Get on the herd….

EAT FRESH – BUY WILD!