Photo: Signs of a healthy crab season

Posted: Monday, July 07, 2008

Ladd Norheim, right, captain of the crab tender Frigidland, and his son, Taylor, sort dungeness crab on June 29 over fishing grounds in Southeast Alaska. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game's projection from landings and efforts during the first weeks of the dungeness fishery indicate the harvest will exceed the required 2.25 million pounds for a normal season length. For the 2007-08 season, the initial prediction was 3.5 million pounds and the eventual total season harvest was 5.4 million pounds.

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