Seven commercial fishers are registered to catch and sell Norton Sound red king crab right now, according to Jim Menard, the Arctic Area Manager for the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. 

“Starting in 2020, there was no buyer,” Menard said. “There’s been no buyer for the last four years for the commercial winter fishery. So, for crabbers to sell, they have to be a catcher-seller or a direct marketer, and then they can sell the crab.”

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