NOAA Denies Emergency Action Request from Bering Sea Crabbers Association to Close Fishing Areas
NOAA Fisheries denied a request for emergency action to close the red king crab savings area and red king crab savings subarea to all fishing gears from January 1, 2023, to June 30, 2023.
The petition was submitted by the Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers in September 2022 with the aim of protecting the Bristol Bay red king crab and its habitat.
NOAA said the red king crab savings area was established in 1996. It is permanently closed to bottom trawling...
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