Alaska Snow Crab Season Canceled For First Time After Population Crash In Bering Sea (www.zerohedge.com)

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by Tyler Durden                Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 – 05:00 PM

One year ago to this week, we pointed out, “Alaska Snow Crab Harvest Cut By 88% After Population Crash In Bering Sea.” Back then, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game set catch limits for fishermen. Now the agency has canceled the season altogether because of a continued population collapse. 

ADF&G published an advisory notice this week titled “2022/23 Bering Sea Snow Crab Season Closed,” which outlines the snow crab season in the Bering Sea will be closed for the first time. 

CBS News spoke with state officials who said a whooping billion crabs have mysteriously disappeared in the past few years, resulting in a devastating population collapse in the region. 

“Did they run up north to get that colder water?” asked Gabriel Prout, whose Kodiak Island fishing company depends heavily on snow crabs. “Did they completely cross the border? Did they walk off the continental shelf on the edge there, over the Bering Sea?” 

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