Crab fishing in Alaska
If you didn’t try crab fishing in Alaska, and you are a fan of exciting things, we advise you to try crab fishing there.
Alaska crab fishing is one of the most intense and dangerous of the Alaskan commercial shellfish industries.
The waters of Alaska are home to so many different kinds of crab, such as Alaskan Snow Crab, Alaskan King Crab etc.
When it comes Alaskan King Crab season the best time for fishing is in winter months, from October through January.
Alaskan crabs are very popular in restaurants and they have great commercial value, and one of the most valuable crabs is certainly Alaskan King. Some of you may find it unbelievable, but Alaskan King is almost as expensive as caviar.
Japan and United States are the primary importers of Alaskan King Crab. If you want to earn more money we suggest you to definitely fish this crab. Fishermen who are into fishing King Crab usually get around 50,000 dollars in about eight-week period. That is definitely a lot of money.
How it all started? The commercial crab fishing industry in Alaska started in 1950. From the very beginning, crab fishing was very successful, and the region very quickly attracted hundreds and hundreds of people from United States.
In 1980, crab fishing was so successful that fishing boat captains earned around 150,000 dollars in only one season, which stimulated them even more to keep on doing that.
Unfortunately by 1983, that industry crashed for no apparent reason. It forced fishermen to search for other places where they will be able to earn some money.
Luckily in 2001, the situation has become more stable.