Saturday, October 15, 2022

A Sign Of Climate Change? King Crab and Snow Crab Season in Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska Closed


If you are a pollock or triggerfish the news out of Alaska is pretty grim
As in past years the catch of King Crab and Snow Crab is becoming very slim
So bad that to preserve the species in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea
Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game suddenly has closed that fishery
For lovers of crab leaving only tanner crab only to be able to catch
But with fuel costs through the roof fishing limited to only tanners may be a stretch
The reason for the quick and sudden crab population decline
Is not known by the Department but many suspect the bogeyman climate change sign
Why pollock and triggerfish should the news fear?
Pollock is used to make surimi which as fake Krab on plates often appears
And triggerfish properly prepared have a taste like crab very near
With King Crab and Snow Crab seasons in Alaska closed
Prices will soar to record highs leaving only past memories of affordable price lows
Fisheries will Pollock and triggerfish crab substitutes pursue
And if the Chinese keep buying Maine Lobster driving up the costs so buying lobster we will eschew
Is there a fish that tastes like lobster but at a price we can afford?
Look for the aquaculture fisheries for “Poor Man’s Lobsters” (Burbots) to move toward
When it comes to preserving commercial fisheries Alaska ranks at the head of its class
Making all effort to insure that commercial fishing in the state will always last
The state is moving toward allowing shellfish hatcheries to exist
Look for King and Snow Crab soon from them to be released to the end of crab fishing resist

© August 15, 2022 The Alaskanpoet

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