The ONLY sustainable Red King Crab Fishery in the World
This precious Alaskan resource is strictly monitored by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) using a sustainable-yield principle. The Crab Broker follows their sustainability requirements throughout the entire process from its on shore-base plant in Dutch Harbor.Fish, forests, wildlife, grasslands and all other replenishable resources belonging to the State shall be utilized, developed and maintained on the sustainable yield principle. Alaska State Constitution Article 8. January 3, 1959.
- ADF&G never allows more then 15 percent of the legal size male crab in the biomass to be harvested. Not 15 percent of the male crab and not 15 percent of the entire biomass, but 15 percent of the LEGAL SIZED MALE crab.
- ADF&G also requires that one panel of mesh on every crab pot be tied with biodegradable twine so that in the event the pot is lost while crabbing the twine will rot, the panel will drop and all of the Crab will walk out unharmed.
- Alaska is exclusively a male only crab fishery with a minimum 6.5” carapace measurement. Any crab that measures less than 6.5” must be returned to the sea. This measurement requirement ensures that the Crab has spawned at least two times since reaching sexual maturity.
- It is illegal to retain a juvenile or female Crab in Alaska.