Dew and McConnaughey (2005) concluded that excessively high mortality rates on male Bristol Bay red king crab from the directed fishery and unaccounted for mortality of females from the groundfish fisheries explain the downward population trajectory of this crab species through the late 1970s and early 1980s better than does the more accepted scientific hypothesis that the low population levels of red king crab were explained by unfavorable climate conditions.
What does BBRKC stand for?
BBRKC stands for Bristol Bay Red King Crab
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Then, in 1981, the Bristol Bay red king crab population abruptly collapsed in one of the more precipitous declines in the history of U.
This is the second tour that invites chefs and retailers from across the country to join them in Dutch Harbor, Alaska for the 2006 Bristol Bay Red King Crab fishery.
Abstract--The relative abundance of Bristol Bay red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) is estimated each year for stock assessment by using catch-per-swept-area data collected on the Alaska Fisheries Science Center's annual eastern Bering Sea bottom trawl survey.
[GRAPHIC OMITTED] Discussion Our analyses demonstrate that Bristol Bay red king crab grow slower than previously assumed.
Based on good management, healthy fish stocks, the potential for hefty profits, and also the Bristol Bay red king crab fishery collapse, vessels were quickly built or converted for participation in JV and domestic groundfish fisheries in the North Pacific.
Crab Closings King and tanner crab stocks in the Bering Sea also showed declines in 1995, forcing the Department of Fish and Game to close the lucrative Bristol Bay red king crab season for the second year in a row.
The November 1994 Bristol Bay red king crab fishery was canceled for the first time in more than a decade when it was discovered that the number of female crab had dropped below a specified threshold level.