Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology Program (AKCRRAB)
- Researchers’ goal: to put more king crab in every fishermens’ pot
(10/5/2008, Alaska Journal of Commerce)
“The Deadliest Catch” it’s not, but the results of a research project in Seward might be just as intriguing to skippers of the rugged Bering Sea crab fleet as the next installment of the adrenalin-pumping television show.
- AKCRRAB opinion pieces
- Red king crabs hatch millions of larvae in Seward hatchery
(4/29/2008, Alaska Sea Grant)
Red king crabs hatch in second year of research project aimed at learning how to raise crabs in hatcheries.
- Fishermen collect Alaska red king crab for science: researchers begin second year of studies aimed at understanding how to hatch and raise king crab in captivity
(12/7/2007, Alaska Sea Grant)
Eighteen red king crabs harvested by fishermen aboard the FV Stormbird will end up not on the dinner table, but in research labs in Kodiak and Seward. The crabs are part of the Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology program’s second year of research aimed at understanding how to hatch and raise millions of king crab.
- Editorial by Ludger Dochtermann, FV Stormbird and FV North Point. [GIF, 200 KB]
Originally published in the Kodiak Daily Mirror, 11/16/07. Expand browser window to read at full size.
- Blue king crabs hatch in Alaska research program to rebuild wild stocks
(5/31/2007, Alaska Sea Grant)
Nearly two million wild blue king crabs hatched recently at the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery in Seward.
- Watch blue king crab larvae video [AVI; 5.6 MB]
(5/31/2007, Alaska Sea Grant)
- Crab research program prepares for egg hatch
(2/2/2007, Alaska Sea Grant)
Alaska Sea Grant’s King Crab Research and Rehabilitation Project expects to hatch more than one million red and blue king crab eggs in a project aimed at one day rebuilding their stocks in parts of Alaska.
- Alaska Crab Stock Enhancement and Rehabilitation: Workshop Proceedings
(12/19/2006, Alaska Sea Grant)
The proceedings of a watershed workshop on crab stock enhancement and rehabilitation are now available from Alaska Sea Grant.
- Fishermen collect Pribilof blue king crab for Alaska hatchery research program
(12/4/2006, Alaska Sea Grant)
Pribilof blue king crabs have been collected as brood stock and research specimens as part of a fisherman-led effort aimed at rebuilding the island’s collapsed blue king crab fishery.
- Alaska Sea Grant launches multiagency effort to rebuild Kodiak red king crab stocks
(8/15/2006, Alaska Sea Grant)
What might be the future of Kodiak’s red king crab fishery arrived in Seward recently, wrapped in wet burlap and packed in coolers marked "live crab."
- Hatcheries examined as key to Alaska crab recovery
(2/28/2006, Alaska Sea Grant)
Exactly what is needed to establish a successful crab enhancement program in Alaska is the subject of the Alaska Crab Enhancement and Rehabilitation Workshop in Kodiak March 14–16, 2006.