Tag Archives: Crab Rationalization

2008-2009 Crab Catch Recommendations

     Recently, the Crab Plan Team–a part of the North Pacific Fishery Managment Council–held a meeting in Seattle, Washington where they discussed and assessed the status of crab levels/stocks, the crab rationalization program, and other related topics that assisted them … Continue reading

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Crab Rationalization: A perspective from an Alaskan

Crab Rationalization is the change in crab fishing regulations that took place in 2005. For “Deadliest Catch” fans, season one was the last crab fishing season of “Derby” style fishing, where fishing vessels and crews literally raced out unto the … Continue reading

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Captain Keith Colburn and the F/V Wizard

Article reprinted with written permission of Margaret Bauman of the Alaska Journal of Commerce.  Article written by by Margaret Bauman DEADLIEST CATCH CAPTAIN SAYS CRAB RATIONALIZATION WORKS Veteran crab boat Capt. Keith Colburn was out on the cold, choppy waters … Continue reading

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