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At Winter Season’s End, King Crab Quota Nearly Reached

Norton Sound red king crab. Photo: Jenn Ruckel, KNOM

Once the quota of 37,260 pounds is reached, Norton Sound’s red king crab CDQ fishery is set to close for the season. That should happen today (Wednesday), capping off a fast and successful winter crabbing season with a record-high catch price ($7.75/lb.).