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Dungeness crab prices up


Preliminary prices for Dungeness crab are in and a bit higher than last year’s.

The average price for the first week was “a solid” $3 per pound throughout Southeast Alaska, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game Petersburg Assistant Shellfish Biologist Kellii Wood.

Last year’s average price was $2.99, according to Petersburg Shellfish Biologist Joe Stratman.

Wood noted that 838,156 pounds were caught in the first seven days of the fishery by 169 permit holders.

“That is the fourth highest amount the fleet has caught in the first seven days since the 1983-84 season,” s...

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