2013 Bering Sea Snow Crab

The F/V Nuka Island returned to Kodiak this weekend with their final load of Opilio Tanner Crab for the 2013 season.

Nuka Island Opilio Crab 002Captain Norm Lenon and his crew were able to stay away from the ice filled waters that plagued the fleet last year, fishing their quota in just 45 days.  Fishing up by the Pribilof Islands, the Nuka Island made the 988 mile journey back to Kodiak.

 

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 Bering Sea Snow Crab, also known as Opilio Tanner,  is smaller than the Bairdi Tanner crab that is harvested in the bays surrounding Kodiak Island. This beautiful, bright orange crab is filled with snow white, sweet meat and is now available in the retail store and online. 

 

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