Welch: Big price increases for Bering Sea crab

Only a handful of boats are still out hauling crab pots from the Bering Sea and they can be sure of a good price for their catch.

It’s just been a really good year for crab all around.

Jake Jacobsen is a four decade fishing veteran and director of the Inter-Cooperative Exchange, a harvester group that catches 70 percent of the Bering Sea crab quota. Right now the boats are finishing off the Tanner and snow crab shares.

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Ashley Herriman

Ashley Herriman is the online editor for National Fisherman.

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