After two weeks of staying at the dock, Kodiak’s Tanner crab fleet is finally going fishing. Crabbers agreed to a price with the island’s processors on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Each of Kodiak’s four canneries offered slightly different deals – Alaska Pacific Seafoods agreed to $3.35 per pound plus a retro payment – which can boost the final payout to fishermen after the season. Pacific Seafood also agreed to $3.35 per pound with a possible retro to fishermen. OBI settled with crabbers for $3.25 plus profit sharing, and Trident Seafoods stayed at $3.25 per pound.