Record prices, heavy Dungeness catch in Wrangell, Petersburg

The Wrangell and Petersburg region took the top spot for Southeast commercial crab catches this past summer season, according to the Department of Fish and Game. Even better, it was a record year for prices.

From June 15 to Aug. 15, 680,000 pounds of Dungeness crab was harvested in District 8, which includes the waters north and west of Wrangell up past Petersburg. Sixty-nine permits were issued for the district.

For all of Southeast, 3.09 million pounds of crab were harvested with 205 permit holders reporting. The catch equates to $13 million with Dungeness selling at an average of $4.21 per...


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